4 comments for “Medical Body Composition Analyzer

  1. Jim Guerin
    September 24, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Dr. Mike,

    Do you know if the body scales sold / marketed as capable of measuring body fat are reliable / accurate?

    • September 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Hi Jim,
      The real value of the machine is found in many other measures than % body fat. Phase angle, free water distribution, current reactance, skeletal muscle distribution; many others. However the simple bioelectrical impedance machines – Tanita and the like – are not as accurate or repeatably precise for body fat. Building up a new database is my idea of fun!
      Dr. Mike

  2. Dan
    September 24, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Does the maker of this machine make available testing locations, or do I have to find a doc who owns one?

    • September 26, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Hi Dan,
      I wouldn’t be surprised if a good gym or training studio has one of these. When I see my SECA rep I will ask. I know some of the ‘fat clinics,’ as they are known, have them or something very nearly like them. Let me know if you find any. Thank you, Dan,
      Dr. Mike

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