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There are several methods of measuring body fat. Some are used only in research settings. Of the others, the most accurate body fat caculator is underwater weighing, but the equipment is bulky and expensive, and not widely available. The most common techniques used in gyms, sportsmedicine facilities, and health fairs are body fat calipers and bielectrical impedance devices. Recently, home-use devices have become available so you can measure your own body fat. These include body fat calipers and body fat scales.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|