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My DEXA Scan for Body Composition

Dexa1A few days before Thanksgiving, I scheduled an appointment for a DEXA scan to measure my body composition.  I’ve estimated my body fat percentage to be in the range of 20-22% range just based on comparisons with online pictures, but I wanted to know more definitively where I stood.

DEXA scans are considered the gold standard now for body composition and are far more accurate than bioimpedance (used in many home scales now) and caliper testing.

There is some controversy regarding the accuracy of DEXA vs the hydrostatic method (water dunking), but I liked the convenience of getting a DEXA scan.… Read More

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