This talk given by Phillip Hajek, MD explains how DXA body composition analysis is an essential part of safe weight loss.
The problem with measuring weight loss with the bathroom scale is that you don’t know if you’re losing fat or muscle—and that really, really matters.
Weight loss does not necessarily mean obesity reduction. Obesity reduction makes you healthier, while weight loss from muscle makes you less healthy and must be measured and protected against.
Dr. Hajek: “DXA Body Composition Analysis is the most reliable and accurate measure of health currently available. Without question, serial DXA scans provide the most comprehensive measure of healthy aging that exists.”