Consider what your body fat is compared to a chimp

This is an interesting discussion about body fat.

I don’t think it hits the answer since I have dogs that get fat if not kept on limited intake, however a I have a young dog who just is muscle–no fat anywhere a pit bull. Another pit bull–same way–muscled. .

Cats, horses, cows, pigs don’t fit the theory proposed. Do birds get fat–not likely.

Comparison of chimp fat percentage is impressive though.

I am not willing to tell what my fat level is–but you can go to those spa places and they put you in a tub and give you a percentage fat so you can compare to your fatter friends.

Fat is like a gas tank, energy available–so I could easily survive a period of starvation if I had enough water.

http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2015/06/why_youre_fat_compared_to_a_chimpanzee.html

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4 responses to “Consider what your body fat is compared to a chimp

  1. We do NOT share 99% of our DNA with chimps. That claim has been debunked. The correct figure is more like 65-70%. The original claim came from fudging and cherry-picking data – not uncommon among scientists, eh?

  2. The 99% myth was “engineered” originally. It was superseded years ago, but, the evolutionists do not want to let it go. Here is a good article explaining the issues:

    http://creation.com/1-percent-myth

  3. A layer of fat under human skin is a sort of substitution for fur, maybe.
    The percentage of shared DNA may be interesting but is mostly incidental and unimportant in this discussion.

  4. “Fat is like a gas tank, energy available–so I could easily survive a period of starvation if I had enough water. ”

    That is exactly what it is for! There is such a thing as too much, and I see examples of it everywhere I look, including the mirror.
    The problem is to get the body used to using stored fat, instead of sugars and carbs for its caloric needs.

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