Thanks, guys. I do appreciate the replies and encourage more.
The fat percentage based on height, weight, sex and age is BMI, the too often used Body Mass Index. Using the BMI formula, an elite bodybuilder at 6% body fat would be classified as obese. If a subject is more than a little muscular, the BMI is way off. This is why BMI should not be used for anyone who is not sedentary and even then with a grain of salt.
Last year I was 18 lbs lighter than now, and by caliper measurement figured body fat was around 15%. My BMI was about 26-27.
Subject 17 is correct up to a point. No question I have visceral fat and that is has increased. This of course is a real health problem, since visceral fat (unless it is the type known as "brown fat") is correlated with all kinds of health problems.
But I probably have no more than a quart or two of visceral fat. At about 2 pounds per quart of fat (.92 kg/liter), that's only 4 lbs. 3 quarts, that's 6 lbs. 3 quarts ought to make quite a bulge in the middle.
Many men my age have a gut that hangs over the belt even if they are not technically obese; others have a pot. I don't; I have a gut convexity under the muscle. So where is the rest that 60 lbs of fat?
I was invited to try the DEXA scan to give the grad student practice in running it, though in reality the PhD was being nice. I don't see any of them as expert in this area and if the PhD had been a medical doctor or expert on body type wouldn't he have had questions about the accuracy of the scan?
Thanks again. I'll try to post a photo.