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Is it safe to use the withings scale during pregnancy? Measures BMI throught infared (i think) http://www.Withings.Com/en/bodyscale
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Dr. Paul Wright
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
All the scales i know of that measure body fat do so by a priciple of electrical impedance.
You usually have your feet on a "pad" that is metallic and a very small electrical current is sent from one pad to the other. Since electricity travels at different speeds through water, fat, bone and muscle it can calculate what percentage is fat. Totally harmless (except for the result!).

In brief: Yes
All the scales i know of that measure body fat do so by a priciple of electrical impedance.
You usually have your feet on a "pad" that is metallic and a very small electrical current is sent from one pad to the other. Since electricity travels at different speeds through water, fat, bone and muscle it can calculate what percentage is fat. Totally harmless (except for the result!).
Dr. Paul Wright
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Yes
Unless you trip over it ;-).

In brief: Yes
Unless you trip over it ;-).
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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