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Average body fat percentage for men by age

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
21 to 24%: 21 to 24% for women (less for athletes).
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Ranges: 18-25% body fat is acceptable for a 55 y.o man. For athletes or very fit individuals, the ranges are lower. Please see: https://www.bodybuilding.com/... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Langenhan
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Diet and exercise: I would suggest evaluating your diet (perhaps consulting with a nutritionist) to determine a healthy balance of fat/carbohydrate/protein intake. Also,... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
55 years experience
> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat perce... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
%: For a woman aiming for 21 to 24% body fat is a good range. For a man aiming for a 14 to 17% body fat is a good range. Numbers are lower for most comp... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
There is no exact percentage. It depends on build and degree of obesity.
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Hello. : Hello. I would not expect that your bodyfat would drop because you start having periods. Maybe what your mother was referring to, was that your body ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Body fat percentage: Not necessarily. You may be able to the %body fat number by building a bunch of muscle, but this doesn't mean you are getting rid of fat. You will jus... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Adult?: For a woman aiming for 21 to 24% body fat is a good range. For a man aiming for a 14 to 17% body fat is a good range. Numbers are lower for most comp... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
46 years experience
Mobilty.: Reduce calories and increase mobility. As always consult your dr before starting an exercise program.
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