The amount and location of your body fat both affect your health. For example, people who have more body fat around their waist have a greater risk for diabetes and heart disease. The density of your bones affects how strong or healthy they are. Bone density can help predict who will get osteoporosis and who has a higher risk for bone fractures. Your bone density results are for screening purposes only. It is quite accurate, however if your bone density is reported to be low, you should see your health care provider.