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body fat percentage for a 14 year old boy

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
A bit high: A body fat percentage between 20-24% would be healthier.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Belly fat: Quite simple - diet and exercise! Please set up an appointment with a dietitian and a physical trainer. Don't wait too long and don't get mad with yo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Haasz
14 years experience Pediatrics
Weight loss: Puberty is a bad time to be losing weight quickly, as you are still growing and developing. Try to make sure you are eating a balanced and healthy die ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Skim milk: Most people's diet contains more than enough fat and therefore you do not need additional fat from milk. Vegetable sources such as olive oil are far ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
About 123 lbs: Check this link http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/ideal-weight-children
A female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Here's a range: Av.Weight 110 lbs -Range 90 to 150 lbs Av Height 63 inches-Range 60-68 inches. One must appreciate that the level of puberty, termed Sexual Maturi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Around: 135 to 150 pounds - more if you are muscular. Take care.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually: If the kid is 6'1 at 14 his weight would be appropriate for height. The shorter he is at that age the more overweight he is. You can download a height ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Wow!Almost anything!: There is a huge range of normal sizes for14-year old boys...On the cusp of puberty for some, late for others. Go to cdc website @ www.Cdc.Gov; type "g ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
31 years experience Pediatrics
About 115 pounds: Varies depending on ethnicity and overall health, but that's a ballpark number.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
10 years experience Pediatrics
Height is needed: In pediatrics, normal growth is considered to be a BMI between the 5th and 85th percentile.
A female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
120 lbs: The weight range for a girl in this age group can be between 120-130 lbs, but aiming for a lower number is beneficial to ensure optimal health status ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
About 150 : You can download a growth chart by age and gender from the CDC site and make the comparison yourself. see www.cdc.gov/growthcharts
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That: Depends on her height. Please clarify ; re-ask.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Healthy: Be sure she is gettinhg healthy fats ( avocado, cheese) and lean protein and lots of veggies and fruit.
A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
A 19yo who is 5'4": should be ideally about 125 to 130 pounds, but a normal range in order not to be "too thin" or "overweight" would be between 115 to 150 pounds. If you ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on build: This might be an appropriate weight if the child is tall. One also needs to take into account the childs build.
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Weight calculation: The calculation for ideal body weight is 100 lbs for the first five feet, 5 lbs for each additional inch. For males, 106 lbs and 6 lbs for each addi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience Pediatrics
Ideal body weight: It depends on the girl's height. If the girl is 5'6' then yes that is way too skinny. If the girl is between 4'11 and 5'1" then she's likely fine.
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: 43kg is in the lower end of the normal range of weight-for-age. Just as important as the absolute weight is the height/weight relationship. If they ar ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please: Provide height and gender. Re-ask.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You decide: "ideal weight" is subscience and entertainment at best, disinformation at worst. Your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and leaves ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: This varies tremendously from country to country. Your pediatrician has tables and graphs of heights, weights and measurements for your community.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not overweight at al: You are at 75th percentile by height, 80th percentile by weight with a normal body mass index that is considered normal. A lot of girls think that the ... Read More

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