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    If you saw a male who was 20 years old and had a body fat of 2% do you think physicians would refer them to a nutritionist or think since they are in good shape their body fat is fine? What would you do if a physician did refer this athlete to you?

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    Fat is a one of the components which make up the structure of our body while other components include muscle, water, bone and your organs like the brain, liver, kidneys, stomach, and intestines etc.
    Body fat can be divided categorized into 2 types:
    1. Essential fat
    2. Storage fat
    Essential fat is necessary for the normal and healthy functioning of our body. Essential fat is stored in bone marrow, organs, central nervous system and muscles. In men, it is 3% of body weight. In Women, essential fat is ...

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    The solution examines the body fat percentage for a 20-year-old with 2% body fat. What a physician would do for the patient is examined. The expert examines the two different types of fat, essential fat and storage fat. Different types of athletes body fat are examined.