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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Body fat: Does not sound too bad for me. If you are concerned please make a visit to a nurse practitioner. Hope all goes well - I suspect things will be OK. Ple ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You don't need any: Concepts about "ideal weight" are junk -- subscience and entertainment. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels right to you while you're able to ... Read More
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 56-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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Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Appropriate weight: Appropriate weight is no longer used. We ogo by body mass index that takes into consideration, height, age and physique of the person. You should talk ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Room for improvement: Some charts say 18-24% body fat is "average" for men and >25% obese, but others adjust for age and consider anything more than 20% high for a 18 yo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If you are not eating a balanced diet, you can develop deficiencies of some necessary vitamins and lose hair. I see this very commonly in patients who ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Irrelevant : Is your average BP less than 140/90 is the question. If not further evaluation with your physician is required.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
31 years experience Pediatrics
122-149 lbs: Consider looking at www.Rush.Edu.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Height - boys: The average height of a 21-year-old male in the us is 5 ft 9-3/4 in and the corresponding weight is 156 lbs.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: BMI 20 to 25 is normal. You are at 23. Congrats for maintaining a healthy weight! A neat way to self track and calculate BMI is a physician researc ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
15% of weight: A good ballpark is bone mass is about 15% of your weight.
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on height. Would need to know the height to give an estimate average weight.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
%: 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Around 136 lbs: For more information, check CDC website for growth charts for girls 2-20 years old
A female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience Ophthalmology
Need to know: the height in order to make the estimate for weight. Feel free to repost with the additional info.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: That is an elevated level. This is often due to genetics. Diet and exercise may help and it should be checked again in the near future.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends : On the height.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced di ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
21 to 24%: 21 to 24% for women (less for athletes).
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Guy
37 years experience Pain Management
Body fat %: Hello; need waist, hip and neck circumference to determine % of body fat.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maintainence diet: You say you weigh 150 lbs = 68 kg. Your maintenance caloric input should be about 2460 kcal/day. That number of calories will keep your body functioni ... Read More

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