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Body Fat Monitoring Is Inaccurate Science

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:51 AM

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How fat are you? That's the question posed by Plain Dealer reporter Zach Lewis at the top of his article this morning - and it leads to the revelation that not all of those body fat tests.... are accurate - or even similar. Lewis and ideastream's Rick Jackson discuss a study conducted by Lewis following a biometric screening test.

Zach Lewis and ideastream’s Rick Jackson discuss body fat results -
Tremendous fluctuation in results lead to the study. They talk of how disappointed people can be when they receive an unsatisfactory result, and what options there are for discovering actual numbers, and that there is no true “Gold Standard” for testing.

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