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What does the DEXA scan tell me about fat distribution?

The scan and the post-scan consultation will show how your fat is distributed around your body, in your arms, legs and trunk (torso).

Both men and women can have the fat characteristics of either sex, where the fat is held mainly in your upper body (male distribution, apple-shaped) or limbs/lower body (female distribution, pear-shaped).

We can’t do anything about our fat distribution (sadly!) but it’s good to know. Fat in the upper body can lead to high levels of internal visceral fat, which is associated with obesity-related diseases like type-2 diabetes.

Watch this video to understand more.