143bodycomp3

143bodycomp3 - • obese-excessive accumulation of fat –...

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3 Body composition • Height/weight tables no longer relied upon – muscle denser than fat • percent body fat most important – % of total body weight that is composed of fat • over weight - above range for good health
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Unformatted text preview: • obese -excessive accumulation of fat – 25 % men; 32 % women • Americans -greater than 50 % are overweight • Fig 6-2 - increased prevalence since 1980’s...
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