Should I know my percentage of body fat?

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Published: August, 2016

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Q. How can I measure my percentage of body fat? Is this good information to know?

A. Body fat percentage does provide information about your overall risk for diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Nutritional experts suggest a range of 10% to 25% body fat as healthy values for men.

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