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Q: Muscle Density ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Muscle Density
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: curiousgeorge-ga
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Posted: 10 Apr 2002 11:06 PDT
Expires: 17 Apr 2002 11:06 PDT
Question ID: 8
How much denser is muscle than fat (in humans)?
Subject: Re: Muscle Density
Answered By: var-ga on 10 Apr 2002 14:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Muscle is about 22% more dense than fat tissue. 

Information taken from:
(Click on 'Exercise and...gain weight?!')

"..It's true that lean or fat-free muscle tissue is about 22% more dense than 
fat tissue.."

Another source that gives the same information is:

"..The density of fat is about 0.9g/cm3, whereas the density of lean tissue is 
1.1g/cm3. In other, more unscientific words, lean tissue is about 22% more 
dense than fat tissue.."
curiousgeorge-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks! That's exactly what I wanted.

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