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seca gmbh & co. kg: Height and Weight Are Not Enough

Doctors know that the Body Mass Index (BMI) alone is not enough for a far-reaching analysis of the patient’s health status and body composition.

Given the new epidemics of obesity, malnutrition, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, it no longer suffices to measure only weight and height. These measurements are used to calculate what frequently turns out to be a faulty index for the assessment of a patient’s weight.

What about portions of fat, muscle or water, all of which are important indicators of dangerous diseases?

To answer all these questions seca has developed an innovative diagnostic instrument that makes body composition analysis medically relevant. The new product will be introduced at MEDICA 2011. Please stop by the stand (hall 12, Stand 12A63) and see for yourself what seca has in store for medical experts this year.