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 (http://www.irpa.net). 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
For the 'average' Caucasian female, fascian and tendon weight is 1062
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 http://www.irpa.net/irpa10/cdrom/00602.pdf (note: this
is an Adobe Acrobat document, you can download the free viewer if
necessary from http://www.adobe.com/).
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
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