Muscle of Fat - which higher in water?
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Asked by: nayna-ga
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06 Aug 2003 01:20 PDT
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Which is higher in water content, in general: (human) muscle or fat?
Re: Muscle of Fat - which higher in water?
Answered By: tehuti-ga on 06 Aug 2003 05:23 PDT
Hello nayna, Muscle tissue has a higher water content than fat tissue. I have found two sources which both say that human fat tissue contains about 10% water. One source then says that muscle tissue contains 70-75% water, while the other cites muscle and other tissues as containing 70% water. Sources "Sports Nutrition" on the web site of Montana State University http://btc.montana.edu/Olympics/nutrition/eat02.html "Body Fluids And Regulation" Chapter 24 of Textbook in Medical Physiology And Pathophysiology : Essentials and clinical problems, by Poul-Erik Paulev, published by Copenhagen Medical Publishers 1999 - 2000 http://www.mfi.ku.dk/ppaulev/chapter24/kap%2024.htm Search strategy I used http://www.scirus.com because this search engine only indexes pages with proper scientific content, and thus excludes the irrelevant material that would come up otherwise with these search terms (fad diets, dietary supplements, beauty products etc). The search terms used: "water content" "muscle tissue" "fat tissue"
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