Why is body composition important?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Taras Raggio explains why body composition is important.

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    Taras Raggio: Body composition is the relatively amount of fat, a fat free body mass. Its an important component to health and wellness because the body stores the essential and non-essential fatty acids, not-essential fatty acids in men make up 3 to 5% and 8 to 12% in women, fat free mass includes the bones and the teeth and connected tissues, a balance of one without the other can risk life threatening injuries.