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Body Composition Changes: Ageing, Health Risks and the Power of Body Volume Index Data


Our body composition can be influenced by many factors throughout our life, one of which is ageing. As a general but not a definite rule, our body fat percentage increases - particularly around the abdomen- and our lean mass decreases as we get older (St-Onge & Gallagher, 2010). This increase, particularly in visceral fat, increases our health risk.

side by side comparison of a 3D scan of the same person's body taken in 2001 and 2019. The images taken later show more weight distribution around the abdomen.

The picture above provides a visual demonstration of how body composition can change over time, namely from the ages of 40 to 58. While not a drastic example, it makes for an interesting comparison, particularly as their change in weight distribution over time is not necessarily something the Body Mass Index (BMI) would pick up on. This is because although this person’s body composition has obviously changed, their weight may not have increased proportionally as fat weighs less than muscle.

With the Body Volume Index (BVI), you can track how your fat percentages are changing over time and, as such, your corresponding health risk. This technology goes beyond traditional methods of measuring this health data by utilising advanced 3D imaging and analysis. As this data-driven approach enables you to track and monitor subtle shifts in your body composition, allowing you to take more informed proactive steps to address your health.

This is an example of one person, so how has your body shape changed over time?




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BVI (Body Volume Index) revolutionizes body composition analysis. Our advanced technology provides precise measurements of total body fat, visceral fat, and key ratios. With BVI, industries like healthcare, fitness, and insurance can personalize services and optimize outcomes. Unlock data-driven insights for optimal well-being. Trust BVI for advanced body composition analysis.

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