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Do BMI Scales Work?

7 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

When it comes to managing your weight at home, options for digital scales are seemingly endless. But can scales that reportedly measure things like body mass index and body fat percentage be helpful?
Several studies have looked at different digital body fat scales and how they stack up compared to the types of devices that are used in clinical research.
Leslie Heinberg, PhD , Director of Enterprise Weight Management at Cleveland Clinic, says research has found that most of these scales are fairly inaccurate and tend to overestimate body fat percent. Plus the extra bells and whistles on...
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