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How do I find out my body fat percentage?

Can anyone help? Is there a special scale I need to purchase - How do I find out my body fat percentage? Thanks for your help!

Tue. Jul 25, 11:54am

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answer is here in this previous post....

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 12:38 PM

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Tanita scales are known as being pretty accurate for body weight. Your weight on a Tanita scale is very likely to match your weight on your doctor's scale -- and it does not seem to matter whether the Tanita is an expensive model or an inexpensive one. Some of the Tanita scales will also measure body fat percent, but the only way I know of to get a truly accurate body fat measure is in a laboratory with a submersion tank. Therefore, if you buy a scale that measures body fat, just use it to see your own body fat percentage going down on the same scale from week to week -- don't assume you'll get the same body fat percent number on someone else's equipment.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 4:05 PM

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