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Body Composition Measurement: BOD POD

Participant in BOD POD for body compositionThe BOD POD™ uses air displacement plethysmography to measure body density.  Results include body fat and fat-free mass as a percent and total kg of body weight.  This test is optimal for obese populations with a body weight maximum of 550 lbs. 

There is no radiation exposure during a BOD POD™.  Subjects are required to wear swimsuits or spandex during the test and must be fasting (no foods or beverages) and limit physical activity for 2 hours prior to the test. 

"Body composition measurements are performed on research participants only and not the general public."

 

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Program Information

This service is provided by the Bionutrition Unit within the Clinical and Translational Research Center.