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The Ups And Downs Of Measuring Body Fat

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Gina Shaffer is a personal trainer with EMH Center for Health and Fitness.
8:02AM
February
25, 2013

Visit the doctor and someone will almost certainly take your temperature, blood pressure and weight. All it takes is a thermometer, arm cuff and a scale. Patients have a pretty good idea what the readings mean. But the tools to measure fat are much more diverse – and each has its drawbacks.