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ABCA Calculator

ABCA (Alston Body Composition Analysis) is designed to replace the extremely popular but inaccurate BMI (Body Mass Index)

ABCA (Alston Body Composition Analysis) is designed to replace the extremely popular but inaccurate BMI (Body Mass Index)

ABCA Calculator

by William Alston
ABCA Calculator
ABCA Calculator
ABCA Calculator

What is it about?

ABCA (Alston Body Composition Analysis) is designed to replace the extremely popular but inaccurate BMI (Body Mass Index). In a pilot study at Erskine College, ABCA showed a 1 to 1 correlation with professional body-fat measurement. BMI has a very low correlation with body fat assessments and typically rates elite athletes as overweight or obese.

ABCA Calculator

App Details

Version
1.2
Rating
(11)
Size
4Mb
Genre
Health & Fitness Medical
Last updated
November 16, 2015
Release date
November 8, 2014
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App Store Description

ABCA (Alston Body Composition Analysis) is designed to replace the extremely popular but inaccurate BMI (Body Mass Index). In a pilot study at Erskine College, ABCA showed a 1 to 1 correlation with professional body-fat measurement. BMI has a very low correlation with body fat assessments and typically rates elite athletes as overweight or obese.

The ABCA calculator uses a copyrighted formula that includes height, weight, chest measurement, and waist measurement, plus a Muscle-Factor bonus, yet ABCA is as easily self-administered as BMI.

ABCA accounts for body-fat location, muscle mass, and strength; BMI does not.

The ABCA app includes an ABCA calculator; a BMI calculator (for comparison); information about ABCA, information about BMI; motivational tips for improving one's ABCA score; instant connections to Facebook and Twitter for sharing ABCA scores; and a feature that stores all previous scores.

The ABCA app and website strongly encourage follow-up research comparing ABCA to professionally administered measures of body-fat percentage. We hope that a number of colleges, universities, and independent researchers will do follow-up studies comparing ABCA to DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry). DEXA is the current gold-standard for body fat measurement, and we are confident that these studies will show a strong correlation between DEXA and ABCA.

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