Anthropometry is a method for ascertaining the human body’s proportions and measurements. Using specially-designed devices, a study is made of the patient’s body mass: fat, lean mass, water, etc., which is crossed with other data such as weight, height, body frame, size and age. The medical specialist will also measure muscle size, bone diameter, skin folds, etc. and may in some cases request a blood analysis. With the information thus obtained, a personalised diet for each patient can be drawn up.