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InBody Oceania: Most trusted body composition technology

Why is body composition analysis an effective tool for assessing the frail and aging population?

Body composition is important for understand and assessing changes in body fat distribution and muscle mass, helping to improve patient recovery and long term outcomes.

In addition, body composition analysis helps to differentiate between muscle, fat, and body water levels. By tracking these changes, healthcare providers can enhance patient care and tailor treatment plans accordingly.

In less than 70 seconds, healthcare providers receive an InBody Result Sheet (body composition printout) that can aid in:

  • Assessing muscle mass to mitigate fall risks and postoperative complications

  • Monitoring fluid balances to prevent and treat inflammation

  • Tracking cell health recovery and nutritional interventions


Gain insights into the distribution of muscle and fat in the body: The analysis of muscle-fat distribution, utilising parameters of Skeletal Muscle Mass (SMM), may be beneficial to assess fall risks in older community-dwelling adults, as shown by Rivan, et al., 2021. Further, Xu, et al., 2020 found that measures of SMM may help to examine associations between body composition and frailty in hospitalised elderly patients, concluding that SMM was a "protective factor for frailty".


Assess sarcopenia status and optimise interventions: Appendicular Skeletal Muscle (ASM) includes the muscle mass in both the upper and lower extremities, as seen in the Segmental Lean Analysis section of the InBody Results. A study by Choe, et al., 2020, used ASM values to find a modified standardised value that was found to be related to frailty.


Evaluate risk factors associated with muscle mass changes: Skeletal Muscle Mass Index (SMI) is calculated by dividing ASM by the square of the height (m2). The assessment of skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) can be useful in determining levels of muscle mass and function in sarcopenic and frail elderly patients. In a study by Quoc, et al., 2022, sarcopenia was determined according to the Asian Working Group on Sarcopenia Consensus (AWGS), using SMI. Prevalence of frailty was significantly associated with age, BMI, living alone, and sarcopenia.


Evaluate fluid balances to mitigate and treat inflammation: Extracellular Water-to-Total Body Water (ECW/TBW) ratio may provide valuable insights into fluid imbalances in frail lung cancer patients (Hirashima, et al., 2021), aiding healthcare providers in making informed decisions about treatment and care. In a study by Tanaka, et al., 2020, ECW/TBW ratio was found to be a key indicator in assessing the risk of locomotive syndrome, frailty, and sarcopenia.


Understand cellular health and provide individualised nutritional interventions: As shown by Zhu, et al., 2023, Phase Angle (PhA) measurements may be useful in determining varying stages of sarcopenia among aging populations. The addition of nutritional assessments increased the screening ability of pre-sarcopenia.

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