Concord, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2009
According to research conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity among adults (aged 20-74) has increased from 15% in the late 1970's to 33% in 2003-2006. Even more alarming is the rise in childhood obesity, which has tripled within this same time period.
NBC's program The Biggest Loser (Tuesdays, 8/7c) addresses the issue of obesity and has been utilizing the BOD POD Body Composition Tracking System since the show's beginning. The BOD POD has become the practical Gold Standard for fast, accurate, and non-invasive body composition analysis. Season eight contestants have been tested at the California Health and Longevity Institute as well as the Biggest Loser ranch in Southern California.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk for disease and health conditions such as; hypertension, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, and respiratory ailments.
As the Gold Standard technique for body composition and metabolic analysis, the BOD POD is used clinically in: weight management programs, obesity assessment and treatment, executive physical assessment, and bariatric clinics.
BOD POD customers include: All three Mayo Clinic, 14 NFL teams, Duke Diet and Fitness Center, Cleveland Clinic, and hundreds of institutions around the world.
Life Measurement, Inc. (LMI) develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices designed to provide the most accurate body composition and metabolic assessments in infants, children, and adults. Our versatile products are used worldwide in Research, Clinical, Athletic, Military, and Health & Fitness settings.
LMI is committed to expanding the applications of body composition analysis for improved health and performance.
For more information, please visit http://www.lifemeasurement.com