Come to OCDEM for your appointment after fasting overnight.
We ask you to have your evening meal before 9pm the evening before, and not to eat or drink anything except water before your appointment.
At this screening visit you will fill in some questionnaires and have some measurements taken.
We record your blood pressure, height, weight and waist and hip measurements.
We take measurements of your body fat by pinching the skin on your arm, hip and back.
We take a blood sample (approximately 50mls of blood).
We perform a DEXA scan, which measures your total body fat as well as some regional deposits of fat. The scan takes about 7-12 minutes to complete and will be done by one of the trained research nurses.
We will record your family history.
After about an hour and a half, we will provide you with a light snack and you can go home.