Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program

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Body Composition/Bone Density Analysis

The Stunkard Weight Management Program also can perform Body Composition and Bone Density Analysis. Many of our patients are interested in understanding their body composition and how it changes with the weight losses they experience in our programs. Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (or DEXA) provides an estimate of a patient’s body fat and muscle mass, as well as bone mineral density.  

DEXA is considered the gold standard for measuring body composition and bone density.