Elevations in fat metabolism increase the concentration of acetone in the exhaled breath. For people on calorie restricted diets, elevated fat metabolism corresponds to the loss of body fat. Thus, elevations in breath acetone are directly related to fat loss. The measurement of breath acetone reflects fat metabolism over the last 12 to 24 hours. Thus, the measurement can be used to confirm the effects of wellness choices.
Additionally, studies have demonstrated that the breath acetone concentration can be used to predict fat loss. We know breath acetone concentration increases with elevated fat loss. Thus, maintaining an elevated breath acetone can be used to confirmed ongoing fat loss. The LEVL device takes advantage of this relationship. LEVL measures acetone in exhaled breath and uses this measurement to predict future fat loss. For example, if a subject maintains a breath acetone concentration of 4 parts per million (ppm), she is projected to lose 1.1 pounds of fat over the course of a week. Learn how fat loss predictions correlate with body composition analyzers.
Set goals with patients using the LEVL fat loss predictions chart below:
*Based on a calorie restricted diet.