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Testing the Naked Labs 3D Body Scanner

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John Shepherd, a researcher at the University of Hawaii who uses optical scanners to study fat deposition and cancer risk, confirmed my suspicions: my scans showed something that weight-based formulas cannot, and what the BMI treats as excess weight could mostly be attributed to my non-fat mass. Shepherd, who has partnered with Naked Labs, said the data is particularly useful in showing where fat is deposited. For athletes, scan data can also improve estimates of resting metabolic rate, evaluate the effectiveness of training, and compare muscle symmetry. For me, the scans motivated me to do more pistol squats on my right leg.

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