The Metabolic Core Unit (MCU) is a part of the human/sleep laboratories in the CBBM and available to all working groups for research studies. State-of-the art measurements on body composition and energy consumption of test persons can be performed.
The following examinations can be carried out:
Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry
DEXA measurements are the gold standard to determine to measure total body composition.
Air Displacement Plethysmography (BOD POD)
Using air displacement plethysmograph the body composition (fat and fat-free mass) can be determined.
By measuring oxygen uptake (O2) and carbon dioxide production (CO2) energy expenditure can be analyzed.