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what is the natural body fat percentage for a 14 year old male

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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 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 91-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Breast size: For the most part, breast size is determined by genetics. However, as breasts predominantly consist of fatty tissue, overall weight gain can increase ... 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 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on ... Read More
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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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends : On the height.
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: A healthy weight depends on many factors including our body's underlying structure.Some built are built "petite" others have heavier bones. Certainly ... Read More
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That: Depends on her height. Please clarify ; re-ask.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Diet/exercise.: Exercise your abdominal muscles. You lose fat by losing weight (3500 calories to the pound) but it is difficult to tell your body when to pull the fat ... Read More
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
31 years experience Pediatrics
122-149 lbs: Consider looking at www.Rush.Edu.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
10 years experience Pediatrics
Puberty will help: As a 13 year progresses through puberty more muscle mass will be attained. Give it time. If you want him to work out he should do self weight exerci ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please: Advise us of gender.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Body Mass Index: For adults >20yo, we use body mass index (http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html) to d ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
110 lb: The weight that would match this height on standard growth charts is 110 lb. You can download a growthcahret by gender and age from www.Cdc.Gov/growt ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
140: Keep the body mass index less than 25 and greater than 20 for males at your age.
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
105 lb: At 5'5" she is much taller than average for her age and her expected weight would reflect that difference. The expected body mass index at 11 is 17.5 ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Blank
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Weight charting: The average norms are118 to155. Remember too little or too much is also an issue. However there are young adults who are thin but must be monitored fo ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Weight: We calculate weight by 100lbs for 5' and 5 lbs for every inch above that; so 150. However, 10% below and up to 20% above, is just cosmetic weight, not ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
There's a range: The average weight is 125-130lbs for a 5'4" 21 year old female, but range is 115-140 to still be in the normal range of body mass index. This also ... Read More

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