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Bone Mass

I just bought a bathroom scale from that Trophy thing at COOP. I am interested in the bone mass reading I got but I can't seem to find help online and it doesn't say in the manual either. I got 3.9% is that good or bad? (I'm 34 years old and weigh 48 kg)
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Old 08.10.2015, 15:15
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I just bought a bathroom scale from that Trophy thing at COOP. I am interested in the bone mass reading I got but I can't seem to find help online and it doesn't say in the manual either. I got 3.9% is that good or bad? (I'm 34 years old and weigh 48 kg)
48 kilo .... ??? That's how you got your username - there are goblins heavier than that.
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I just bought a bathroom scale from that Trophy thing at COOP. I am interested in the bone mass reading I got but I can't seem to find help online and it doesn't say in the manual either. I got 3.9% is that good or bad? (I'm 34 years old and weigh 48 kg)
48 kilo!!

Anyways how does it know bone mass, built in MRI scanner? Honestly I'd be interested to know.. Over last few months I've lost 10kg overall but i know I've also added a fair bit of muscle mass .. So I'd like a scale to know the difference in fat around the ass vs muscle on the thighs if such a thing exists.
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I just bought a bathroom scale from that Trophy thing at COOP. I am interested in the bone mass reading I got but I can't seem to find help online and it doesn't say in the manual either. I got 3.9% is that good or bad? (I'm 34 years old and weigh 48 kg)
Its BS

Man is about 15%, woman around 12% - variance minmum.

Have you checked whether 2/3 of you skeleton is missing?
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Anyways how does it know bone mass, built in MRI scanner? Honestly I'd be interested to know..
They use some approximation based on the impedance of the body, by applying a voltage between the two feet. They also estimate body fat and muscle mass, but they're only reckoned to be even vaguely accurate for people in the "normal" height, weight and body type ranges, so for anyone who's outside of the norm the figures are likely to be waaay out, as here, where a bone mass of 3.9% would only be likely/possible in someone with a massive amount of excess fat, like up in the hundreds of kilos range.

Unless the OP is borderline invertebrate, of course.
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Are you interested from the perspective of bone density?
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Are you interested from the perspective of bone density?
Yes... I think so... I've always been on the small side and there was a period during young adulthood when I did not have a healthy lifestyle, I haven't eaten meat for 20 years, I was on a high dose birth control pill for 10 years. I've always had in the back of my mind that I've never looked after my bone health but it's only now I'm approaching 35 that I'm starting to give a shit about this stuff! I've lost 4 kg since summer due to cutting down alcohol/cola and I do wonder if this was too much too quickly, I am aware that being small can be bad for bones.

Some of those sites on the google search link were saying 15% so I really hope the 3.9 is wrong!!
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Re: Bone Mass

Do you look like this?
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Yes... I think so... I've always been on the small side and there was a period during young adulthood when I did not have a healthy lifestyle, I haven't eaten meat for 20 years, I was on a high dose birth control pill for 10 years. I've always had in the back of my mind that I've never looked after my bone health but it's only now I'm approaching 35 that I'm starting to give a shit about this stuff! I've lost 4 kg since summer due to cutting down alcohol/cola and I do wonder if this was too much too quickly, I am aware that being small can be bad for bones.

Some of those sites on the google search link were saying 15% so I really hope the 3.9 is wrong!!
If you are concerned, the only way to be completely sure would be to do a bone density scan. Basically an x-ray of the hip or spine area, takes very little time at all and completely painless. I wouldn't trust anything but the weight function of such scales! But I wouldn't stress too much. Sure, some of what you have written above heightens the risk of low BMD but does not automatically mean that there is an issue - the body is remarkably resilient. Caveat: not medical professional, etc. etc.
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Re: Bone Mass

I am not sure you weigh enough to even have any bones.
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