The Institute of Public Health of the Republic of North Macedonia has the honor to inform you that the Department of Physiology and Monitoring of Nutrition has purchased the most sophisticated device for individual assessment and analysis of body composition. Within the constant efforts to improve and modernize the methods for assessing health risks associated with conditions such as weight gain, obesity or lack of nutrition, to which IPH continuously seeks the introduction of this methodology will be an additional impetus in accessing this current issue. The constant technological progress in which we live, requires the necessary adjustments in the science-based evidence. As an institution of tertiary level in preventive medicine, IPH, through its Department of Physiology and monitoring of nutrition, follows this trend and seeks the maximum extent possible to get closer to the latest achievements in the field of nutrition and assessment of health risks associated with it.
Body composition analyzer monitors the following parameters of body composition:
- Body weight;
- Percentage of body fat;
- Mass of fat;
- Mass of lean tissue;
- Assessment of mass of muscle tissue;
- The total amount of body water;
- Determination of basal metabolism;
- Estimation of daily energy needs;
- Limits of the optimal content of body fat;
- Distribution of body fat in the body segments.
Based on the data obtained from the camera along with additional anthropometric, clinical trials and expert advices from a team of doctors in the Department, it provides individual access to a complete assessment of body composition and guidelines for implementing the dietary regime and lifestyle that will contribute to the achievement of physical features to reduce health risks.
Problems associated with increased body weight and obesity are among the biggest risks of chronic non-communicable diseases. The openness of the market for various food supplements, unskilled approach to these questions and search for quick solutions are issues that are high on the agenda not only ours, but also very economical developed societies. Through the approach we introduce an intention to contribute to the scientific approach in addressing the problems of increased weight, obesity and dietary regimes that contribute to solving these problems.