Body fat percentage


There are several types of fat in the human body. For example, we have visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, etc.. Visceral fat is closely linked with certain diseases.

What is body fat percentage?

It is the total body fat mass relative to the total weight, and it is expressed as a percentage (%). One way of determining total body fat is by the bioelectric impedance method.

Body fat percentage is different for men and women. Although it can vary widely, it should not always have a negative context: fat is vital for storing energy and protects the internal organs. Only the excess is unhealthy, as well as the lack of it.

The body fat content is approximately 15% of the body mass for adult males and 25% for adult females.


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