BCS EliteBody Composition

Single vs. Multi-Frequency Body Composition Analyzers

For years doctors have been asking, “What’s the difference between a single frequency and a multi- frequency scale?” Multi-frequency scales can measure reactance and phase angle at different frequencies which enables them to determine intracellular and extracellular water. This is by far the biggest difference between the two types of…
Austin
July 31, 2018
BCS EliteBody Composition

Avoiding the Body Fat Bounce Effect

What is the Body Fat Bounce Effect? Imagine a patient in your office for a weigh-in after two weeks of strict adherence to a weight-loss program. She's exercised, eaten well, feels great, and has clearly reduced fat across her body. When you perform a body composition analysis to compare to…
Austin
July 24, 2018
Studies

Percentage body fat ranges associated with metabolic syndrome risk: results based on the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988–1994)

Abstract Background Increasing attention has focused on the association between body fatness and related metabolic risk factors. The quantitative link between percentage body fat (%BF) and the risk of metabolic syndrome is unknown. Objectives The objectives were to determine the risk of metabolic syndrome based on %BF in black and…
Austin
February 9, 2017
BCS EliteBody Composition

Scale Comparison Chart

  BCS Elite Series Tanita BC-418 PKG InBody Model 230 Seca Model 514 Measurement time 15 sec 60 sec 1-2 min 17 sec Training required for testing and interpretation 5 min 30-60 min Online Training Multiple Options Electrode positioning (static is preferred as it enables consistently accurate measurements) Static Dynamic…
Austin
February 6, 2017