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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

Here's my BMI.

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

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...

And found this study. Average for healthy European men ages 20-30 was 542g, and I'm at 181g. Score.…

I also looked up the other body-fat metrics, in this table. 24% average body fat. In healthy young European men. Holy crap.…

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!

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.)

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

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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