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Body Composition

The Human Metabolism Research Unit (HMRU) has a number of facilities for testing body composition. If you are interested in using any of these facilities please contact us.


Air Displacement Plethysmography

The BOD POD is able to give an accurate estimation of body density, lean body mass and fat percentage with an estimated maximum 2% test to test variation under controlled conditions.

A payable BOD POD service is available for individuals not taking part in research. If you wish to access the BOD POD  facility, please click here.


Bioelectrical Impedence

The HMRU also has equipment capable of measuring body composition via bioelectrical impedence. A Tanita TBF 410 and an InBody 720 are able to estimate body composition in under two minutes.