Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: % of fascia ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: % of fascia
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: flexible-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 24 Jun 2002 22:13 PDT
Expires: 24 Jul 2002 22:13 PDT
Question ID: 32729
What is the percentage of fascia by weight and volume in the human
body? Please provide reference.

Request for Question Clarification by davidsar-ga on 25 Jun 2002 05:44 PDT
The first part of your question (weight) seems doable, but I'm not
sure about volume -- this info might not be available.  You might want
to repost as two questions to insure getting at least some response.
Subject: Re: % of fascia
Answered By: mosquitohawk-ga on 25 Jun 2002 09:51 PDT
Greetings flexible-ga,

I think I have found what you're looking for and more. I have located
a fantastic study that was completed by the International Radiation
Protection Association ( You may ask, what do
these people have to say about my question? You'd be surprised...

Gi-ichiro Tanaka and Hisao Kawamura completed a study that used data
obtained from autopsies for the Reference Man Project, which is a
study to determine the exact weight and volume of the human body. This
study was based on studies of Asian males and females, and known data
on european males and females was used to determine the exact
proportions of caucasian males and females. That presents the
question, which are you looking for? You may ask for clarification of
this question if necessary, however, I don't believe it will be
necessary as the study provides information on both. It does not
however provide information for other human groups, most notably those
individuals of African descent. However, the study does note that
differences in human composition are relatively insignificant, and
seeing as height/weight proportion for Africans and Caucasians is very
similar, I would recommend the caucasian numbers if you are needing to
reference African makeup.

For the 'average' Asian male, fascia and tendon weight is 1200 grams.

For the 'average' Asian female, fascia and tendon weight is 910 grams.

For the 'average' Caucasian male, fascia and tendon weight is 1400
grams. (19%)

For the 'average' Caucasian female, fascian and tendon weight is 1062
grams. (17.7%)

The exact numbers for this study, which I would recommend printing out
for future reference if you are in the medical field or otherwise
interested, is (note: this
is an Adobe Acrobat document, you can download the free viewer if
necessary from

Please note, I obtained the percentages by dividing the total weight
of fascia in grams by the total body weight in kilograms for each
'average' individual. These total weights are available at the above
site as well.

I have yet to determine the total volume, but have an inquiry with a
local medical school, and am expecting a reply soon. I will add the
answer as a clarification when I receive it. I will do this within 24

Thanks for your interesting question, and please use our service


My search strategy includes the following terms: 

fascia weight volume human

human fascia total volume

Clarification of Answer by mosquitohawk-ga on 25 Jun 2002 09:55 PDT
Hello again, my percentages are incorrect and I need to clarify them.

For the Asian male, the percentage should be 2% or .02

For the Asian female, the percentage should be 1.78% or .0178

For the Caucasian male, the percentage should be 1.9% or .019

For the Caucasian female, the percentage should be 1.77% or .0177

Sorry for the confusion. Please wait for my volume clarification
before rating this answer. Thanks again!
There are no comments at this time.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy