What factors affect my bioelectrical impedance (BEI) results?

Since BEI uses your water weight to estimate your body fat percentage, it is majorly affected by your hydration status.  Being dehydrated, having a full bladder, menstruation, consuming alcohol or caffeine, and even exercise can all affect the accuracy of a BEI measurement.

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