Harvard Men's Health Watch
Can body fat percentage determine whether you are overweight?
On call Q. My fitness club recently measured my body fat at 14%. What are the normal ranges for older men, and is body fat percentage a good way to determine a healthy weight? A. A 14% body fat is considered excellent for a healthy male, but it may not indicate a “healthy” weight. Body fat percentage, just like weight, depends on multiple factors that can vary per person, such