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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.

Indirect Calorimetry

By measuring oxygen uptake (O2) and carbon dioxide production (CO2) energy expenditure can be analyzed.