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Wyckoff, NJ, United States, 2012/04/11 - Researchers have recently proven that BMI underestimates obesity rates. The EatSmart Body Fat Scale offers an innovative, at-home means to monitor your body fat and other health metrics - EatSmartProducts.com.
The EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale is an in-home health tool used to assess body fat and other health metrics. According to a recently published study in the journal PLoS ONE, body fat is a more accurate indicator of overall health than BMI.
New research states that nearly 4 in 10 adults, whose BMI places them in the overweight category, would be considered obese if their body fat percentage was taken into account. People who fall into the obese category are at a much higher risk for weight-related disease including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Doctors and health officials rely on BMI to categorize whether a person’s weight is in the normal, overweight or obese range. The major problem with BMI is that it is an overly simplistic ratio of height to weight. It does not take into account a person’s fitness level and overall health, of which body fat percentage is key. Being aware of body composition is an important way to monitor your health. Fortunately, EatSmart provides an in-home solution with the GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale.
The Precision GetFit can measure a person’s weight, body fat percentage, total body water percentage, muscle mass percentage and bone mass using ITO BIA technology. BIA sends a safe, low level electrical current through the body which allows the Precision GetFit to analyze body composition in real time. Launched in March 2011, this scale has garnered over 500 customer reviews on Amazon.com, with a 4.7 out of 5 stars average.
"The challenge in today's society is to maintain a healthy weight with a major emphasis on cardiovascular health," states Bill Geronimo, President of EatSmart Products. "Our Precision GetFit Body Fat Scale allows customers to determine their body fat percentage which is a much better indicator of overall health than weight alone. Often times, people get discouraged when they aren’t seeing the number on the scale change, when in reality their body composition – percent body fat and muscle mass, is changing for the better."
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