While body mass index (or BMI) is frequently used to as the criteria for obesity, more precise measures of body composition can be provided by The ExerScience Clinic using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (or DXA).
Not only does DXA provide information about the amount of lean tissue and fat tissue you have, but it can also accurately measure visceral adipose tissue (VAT) which is the fat which sits around the internal organs and is strongly associated with the development of cardiovascular disease.
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