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Importance Of Differentiating Between Muscle And Fat?

Health practitioners universally agree that too much fat is a serious health risk. Problems such as hypertension, elevated blood lipids (fats and cholesterol), diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, respiratory dysfunction, gallbladder disease, and a myriad of other health problems are all related to obesity. The ongoing epidemic of obesity in children and adults has highlighted the importance of knowing a person’s body composition for short-term and long-term health.

Why do Healthcare Professionals Trust InBody?


InBody’s Direct Segmental Measurement (DSM) technology allows for separate muscle mass and fat mass readings in each segment of the body: right arm, left arm, left leg, right leg and trunk. By measuring each segment of the body separately, the InBody is able to provide an in-depth analysis of a patient’s fluid balance for each region. These outputs include intracellular water, extracellular water and ECW/TBW ratio. Objective measures of intracellular and extracellular water can identify water retention or edema in a certain limb, which can be a precursor to diabetes.


InBody devices utilize multiple frequencies results in highly precise measures of body water. Objective measures of fluid retention and edema can now be evaluated directly rather than relying on subjective assessments like pitting or monitoring of weight change.


InBody’s advanced 8-Point Tactile Electrode system uses the placement of electrodes in relation to the anatomy of the hands and feet to ensure a consistent starting point of measurement. This enhanced reproducibility gives providers confidence in results and enables a more detailed interpretation of body composition changes in relation to recent lifestyle changes.


Diabetes patients face a unique set of health issues, and each patient must be treated based on his/her individual concerns. Because of this, InBody devices do not rely on assumptions about an individual’s age, gender or ethnicity based on empirical estimations to determine the patient’s body composition, increasing accuracy and sensitivity of test results. Therefore, diabetes professionals can be confident that the results obtained are based on the patient’s body alone and can be used to validate the efficacy of their program.

Validation Studies of InBody Accuracy

Over 2,500 research studies utilize InBody
Clinical Nutrition
InBody had a 99% correlation to DXA when measuring lean mass in normal and overweight populations
. “In conclusion, this study shows DSM-BIA to be a valid tool for the assessment of whole body composition and segmental lean mass measurements in middle-aged population when validated against DEXA(Ling, 2011)
Applied Physiological Anthropology
"In a sample of healthy you adults, InBody showed a significantly stornger agreement than single-frequency BIA devices for percent body fat (PBF) in comparison to DEXA and Hydrostatic Weighing (HW), showing the high accuracy of body fat measures in healthy populations." (Demura, 2004



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