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TOPIC: Dexa Scan - London

 
July 6, 2012 7:25 AM
I am considering getting a Dexa scan done as I understand that this is probably the best way of measuring body fat percentages. I live in London, England, and as I am unlikely to convince my doctor to let me have this done on the NHS, I will have to go private.

Has anyone in London or the South East of England had this done? if so, where did you have it done? and if you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost?

thanking you in advance flowerforyou
  9476588
July 6, 2012 8:37 AM
I am considering one of these as well. There is a university about 1 1/2 hours away that does them fairly inexpensively ($40) as training for students, so I will probably do one in the fall. You might want to check the training college nearest you to see if they have the same thing.
  12249865
July 6, 2012 11:26 AM
I was considering going to one of the bod pods at some point when I think I might be below 20% bf. There's one or two in London I think, possibly in the spa above Harrod's. I think it was around £100 on the website.
July 6, 2012 1:55 PM
Thanks ladies, I will do some research into the bod pods.

I got fed up with the readings on Boots the Chemist scales, they are all over the place but I really want to know what my body fat perdentage is.
  9476588
July 6, 2012 1:57 PM
dexa scan measures bone density not body fat, ou want a body pod or bio-electrical impedence.
  3677636
July 6, 2012 2:10 PM
Found site:

http://www.bodpodlondon.com/

The one I was thinking of is the Ki Performance one, but you can see there are others as well, I'm not sure if they're anywhere else in the country but I'm not too far from London which is why I was looking there.
July 6, 2012 6:58 PM
The Dexa Scan offered by the university was from the nutrition school and it can also measure body fat.
  12249865
July 7, 2012 5:05 AM
Just checked out http://www.bcom.ac.uk/bcom-clinic/fitness-assessment. I will call on Monday to see if they just do the body pod test, but if not I may do the fitness test which includes the body pod and only costs £80 :-)
  9476588
July 7, 2012 10:18 AM
QUOTE:

Just checked out http://www.bcom.ac.uk/bcom-clinic/fitness-assessment. I will call on Monday to see if they just do the body pod test, but if not I may do the fitness test which includes the body pod and only costs £80 :-)


That looks more interesting than just the bod pod! Let me know how it goes happy
August 30, 2012 4:56 AM
Hi guys,

More information on the Bod Pod at Urban Retreat at Harrods is available here: http://www.kiperformance.co.uk/bodpod.aspx

Many thanks,

Sam
August 30, 2012 5:01 AM
QUOTE:

dexa scan measures bone density not body fat, ou want a body pod or bio-electrical impedence.


Incorrect, it can also measure body fat as well as bone density
August 30, 2012 5:55 AM
Just emailed Kingston University as its where i went to uni and close to me! I'll post the result if they reply!
  21261684
August 30, 2012 5:57 AM
You can get reasonably accurate readings by using calipers or a Tanita body fat scale. Why do you need such an accurate measure of your body fat anyway ? If you are concerned you aren't eating enough and are losing lean mass then a Tanita scale would be a better investment than a series of Dexascans. Plus, it's unlikely you are going to get accurate readings in Boots - there's too many variables like what you are wearing and how much food you have in your system. To get accurate body fat readings you need to take a series of measurements all taken at the same time of day (ideally when you wake up) and then averaged over a few days. If your lean mass or body fat is fluctuating any faster than that you have bigger problems.
August 30, 2012 5:58 AM
QUOTE:

Just emailed Kingston University as its where i went to uni and close to me! I'll post the result if they reply!


They do it for about £30 I think. I was looking into it and then decided I couldn't be arsed ;)

Definitely a cheaper option than DEXA.
October 13, 2012 3:02 PM
QUOTE:

Just emailed Kingston University as its where i went to uni and close to me! I'll post the result if they reply!


Google says;

Health and Wellbeing Assessments
Gold Package - £60
Includes body fat measurement (BodPod), blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol
Silver Package - £54
Includes body fat measurement (BodPod), blood glucose and cholesterol
Bronze Package - £48
Includes body fat measurement (BodPod);
  14240730
October 18, 2012 1:03 PM
DEXA can be used for bone density (which is what is mostly used for) but also can be set for full body composition analysis (and it is the most accurate way of measuring it). A study done by PronoKal (the company I work for) compared (using DEXA) the weight loss of 40 people doing a "hypo-caloric diet" vs 40 doing a "protein diet". It was interesting not only to compare the weight lost in each group over the same period of time, but also how much of that was fat and how much was lean mass... cool stuff :-)
May 3, 2013 8:43 AM
DEXA scans CAN and DO measure body composition.

You can see a video of current methods to measure body composition - callipers, underwater, bod pod, electric impedence and DXA. http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/pharmacy/fatbodyslim/body-composition.html

Regarding getting measured in London Westminster University does BodPod for £45
http://www.westminster.ac.uk/business/facilities-and-services/ready-made-services/fitness/bodpod
Edited by carol_anne88 On May 3, 2013 8:44 AM
May 8, 2013 8:09 AM
You can get BodPod for £40 at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine - contact Daphne Bird
db@bcom.ac.uk
Tel: 0207 472 5841
London NW3
* nearest tube is Finchley Rd

http://www.bcom.ac.uk/downloads/FitnessAssessment.pdf

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It costs £30 at London Metropolitan University - contact Simon Doff
s.doff@londonmet.ac.uk
Tel: 0207 133 2434
London N7
* Nearest tube is Holloway Rd

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It costs £45 at Westminster University

Dr Richard Mackenzie
E: r.mackenzie
@westminster.ac.uk
T: +44 (0) 20 7911 5000 ext 64136

Jean-Pierre Ferraroli
E: j.ferraroli01
@westminster.ac.uk
T: +44 (0) 20 7911 5000 ext 64414

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Kingston University is too expensive, IMO
South Bank university also offers fitness / body comp testing
May 27, 2013 3:50 PM
I've done a bodpod and basal metabolic rate test at Westminster University. Costs 110gbp together.
September 4, 2014 5:04 AM
I had a dexa scan in Australia a couple of years ago which was great - quick, easy and accurate. When I got home I looked for a place back here in the UK to do the same and just found a new company that's started up to do these. Think they have a few sites around London area but look like they're growing. Their website is bodyscanuk.com and seems there are some deals to be had to get it around the £100-£110 level.

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