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New Obesity Scales; New Scales

New Obesity Scales; New ScalesNew Obesity Scales; New ScalesNew Obesity Scales; New Scales
Scales pictured from Left to Right:

Taylor 4832 Speedometer Dial Scale, Taylor 7081 High Capacity Scale, Taylor 5741 Body Fat Scale

Scientists have created a new measure called the Body Adiposity Index, which uses height and hip measurements, instead of weight to judge obesity. It's meant to be a flexible alternative to BMI, which has been used to measure body fat for the past 200 years. Using the BAI means you don't have to step on a scale. But don't throw out the scale just yet. Why?

Unfortunately, obesity is currently a global epidemic. More than 1 in 10 adults worldwide are considered to be obese -- more than double the number in 1980. Obesity-related diseases account for nearly 10 percent of U.S. medical spending, or an estimated $147 billion a year. While the new BAI scale might prove flexible, BMI weight tables are still the standard in most doctor's offices and hospitals. If a doctor judges your condition to be obese, or just overweight based on a BAI measurement, the doctor will most often recommend regular weight tracking. Regular weight tracking is best accomplished with a home scale, in which case the economical choice is the Taylor 4832 Speedometer Dial Bathroom Scale. With a capacity of 300 pounds, large speedometer dial and sturdy platform, the 4832 is a perfect choice for someone looking for a great bathroom scale.

But with 1 in 10 adults weighing more than they should, QuickMedical also has the Taylor 7081 High Capacity Projection Digital Bathroom Scale, which holds weights up to 550 pounds, in case its necessary.

Finally, the Taylor 5741 Glass Body Fat Bathroom Scale is the choice for providing body fat and body water levels to the nearest 0.1 percent. The Taylor Glass Body Fat Bathroom Scale is ideal for any patient who wants a second opinion or wants to track their body fat percentage on their own, at home. Whether using the new BAI or the standby BMI, an accurate measure of body fat and water level in a scale is very useful.

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