What percentage of body fat is water, if any?

Q) What percentage of body fat is water, if any? A friend of mine insists that if we can compress the body fat that it will “melt” away and then we urinate it out.

A) The best way to look at this is to start with a whole body.

Let’s take an average (70kg) male. He will be made up of approximately 42kg of water; 12kg of fat; 12 kg of protein and 4 kg of bone/minerals. This makes his total bo...

 

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