Body Composition Metabolic Assessment

Did you know that the body composition test, a test that measures how fast or slow you burn calories, and reveals what percentage of water, muscle and fat that you are made of (otherwise known as body composition) is the single best test for predicting overall quality of life and longevity? Well, it's true! No matter what you do for your health if your efforts do not result in an improvement in your body composition you are not likely reducing your risk of morbidity and mortality. The good news is that there are several lifestyle measure that, especially when personalized to your exact health goals and testing, can statistically improve your quality and potentially length of life by reducing your risk of dying prematurely from either preventable or delayable diseases (i.e, heart disease, certain cancers, arthritis, weight gain and more). 

This is a completely non-invasive test where electrodes are placed on your hand and your foot. A current measures your metabolic rate, the percentage of muscle, water and fat in your body and how your cells manage water balance and minerals. This test is essential for helping us determine your caloric needs for your health problem. Importantly, the greater one's percentage of muscle to fat the lower the risk of dying prematurely from any cause! Sound incredible - it's true! This test is considered the most important Biomarker assessment; a biomarker is a test that can predict one's risk of dying prematurely from a large number of health problems. The better the result is or becomes, the lower one's predisposition of getting or dying prematurely from various diseases including, cancer, heart disease, infections, diabetes and others. Unlike “caliper” measurements that are popular in gyms or bio-impedance devices that you hold with your hands that only measure half of your bodies composition, our technology is considered second to the “water tank” method generally available only in university settings.

Bio Impedance Testing – An important part of our longevity focus This is a completely non-invasive test where electrodes are placed on your hand and your foot. A current measures your metabolic rate, the percentage of muscle, water and fat in your body and how your cells manage water balance and minerals. This test is essential for helping us determine your caloric needs for your health problem. Importantly, the greater one's percentage of muscle to fat the lower the risk of dying prematurely from any cause! Sound incredible - it's true! See the studies below. This test is considered the most important Biomarker assessment. The better the result is or gets, the lower one's predisposition of getting or dying prematurely from various diseases including, cancer, heart disease, infections, diabetes and others. Unlike “caliper” measurements that are popular in gyms or bio-impedance devices that you hold with your hands that only measure half of your body, our technology is considered second to the “water tank” method generally available in university settings.

 

SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES SECTION

Thank you for consulting our scientific reference section. Below is just a small sample of the supportive studies regarding your particular area of interest. Studies may be directly or indirectly related to this area of health care. We pride ourselves upon "thinking outside of the box" such that we base much of our wellness approaches upon a scientific evidence base.  It is important for you to realize that the references below are not provided to necessarily support the particular approach described within this section of our website.  If you would like further evidence or support or simply have questions please feel free to email us directly at: www.info@intmedny.com or call us at 94-242-8844 (Ext. 1).