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Kevin Bass @kevinnbass
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Just got DEXA scan results back.

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Here is my body-fat % percentile standardized from NHANES.

4th percentile at 16.9% BF. I'd be about 10th percentile if I was 20. Crazy. Bit surprising: high BF% yet low percentile.

I'm so fat on the Internet... yet not in real life...😁 #confusion

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Here's my BMI.

OK, not only fat on the Internet, but also almost overweight in real life. (But very lean compared to NHANES.) 😆

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Here's my fat distribution. Basically, I've got the junk in the trunk. 😆

And my visceral fat is at the bottom. And I wanted to see whether 181g that was good or bad, so I looked it up...

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And found this study. Average for healthy European men ages 20-30 was 542g, and I'm at 181g. Score. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

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I also looked up the other body-fat metrics, in this table. 24% average body fat. In healthy young European men. Holy crap. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

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Here's the visceral fat distribution. Interestingly, I'm only just under the 20th percentile.

This suggests that my proportion of visceral fat to body fat is higher than average!

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Or is it? So I calculated my ratio. 181/13905 x 100 = 1.30. Just above the 20th percentile. Phew. So, it could be better, but not awful.

Is it the fruit? The candy?

Is it possible to hack below 100g? Will I try? (Probably.)

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Here's my bone mineral density. 83rd percentile. Not bad. I think being a former bodybuilder probably helped a lot.

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That's it for my report.

I had this done by Grant Tinsley for one of his research studies. Super smart guy. 28-years old and 3 years into a tenure track position. Crazy!

He taught me a lot about body comp measurements which I will now be applying at home...

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