Sunday, December 02, 2007

Problems with Bioelectrical Impedance Body Fat Measurements

A device is used to send non-harmful electrical current through the body. Fat conducts electricity slower than muscle. Equations are applied.

Some problems with this approach include:

1. Different devices vary in quality and accuracy.
2. Skin conditions such as sweat ad dryness affect measurements.
3. Different body types can affect readings.

Formulas do not account for the above.

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