03/12/2014

German Healthcare Export Group (GHE) e. V.

ICO 2014: seca mBCA – Ideal Equipment for Obesity Management

The number of obese people in the world has doubled in the past three decades. The obesity epidemic has long since spread to countries with moderate to low economic performance. Stopping this development is one of the goals of the 12th International Congress on Obesity (ICO). From 17th to 20th March 2014, nutritionists and scientists will convene in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The congress is the perfect forum for experts from around the world to share their know-how and devise practical solutions.


seca gmbh & co. kg, Hamburg/Germany, the world leader in medical measuring and weighing, is well acquainted with the obesity problem. At the congress the company will present the medical Body Composition Analyzer seca mBCA, an important tool in obesity management. The innovative diagnostic device makes possible a medically precise assessment of a patient's general health and nutritional condition. In the treatment of obesity the seca mBCA helps the doctor to monitor the patient's progress. In longitudinal studies the device reliably shows the effects of changes in nutrition on body composition and distinguishes fat reduction from simple loss of water weight.


All congress attendees will have the chance to have their body composition measured by the seca mBCA. While at the seca stand, visitors can learn more about current research in bioelectrical impedance analysis.


seca mBCA – medically precise measurement of body composition
The seca mBCA provides a medically precise analysis of body composition with the help of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). As proof of the seca mBCA performance, seca had the device's BIA measurement validated in international studies (current status: www.seca.com/studies). They found that the seca mBCA is nearly as precise as the complex and time-consuming scientific methods, but is also much faster. Within just 20 seconds the seca mBCA can measure fat, muscle mass and body water.


More information about the seca mBCA at: mbca.seca.com


The ICO 2014 is organized by the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) and the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO). More information about the congress is at: http://www.iaso.org/events/ico/ico-2014/