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    Throw out the scales! 3D body scanner will tell you if you're overweight

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    I don't get how it measures body fat.

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    from what I got, it just measures body size / measurements, which, as one of it's detractors was quoted as saying, you can do with a tape measure.
    So it's a multi million dollar tape measure. Ain't modern medical science wonderfull?
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    Men over 5ft tall are at risk if they have a waist larger than 40", while women are at risk if they have a waist larger than 35".

    So that's every man on the planet then (unless they're a dwarf).

    And, no, it doesn't measure BF, it measures body composition - which I can do just as easily looking in the mirror!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrinking_Violet View Post
    So that's every man on the planet then (unless they're a dwarf).
    Or not -- my average-sized husband has a 32 inch waist, wheras my brother with dwarfism wears a larger waist size than my hubby. Isn't it ironic! Dontcha think!

    ... well techically a dwarf wouldn't meet the "over 5ft tall" criteria of the original rule of thumb. But anyway...

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    IMHO, this is an exciting, new and innovative technique for moving dollars from your bank account into theirs.

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    I am all in favor of throwing out scales, however. It is a really dysfunctional way to assess success or failure with your way of living.

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