Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: curiousgeorge-ga
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10 Apr 2002 11:06 PDT
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Question ID: 8
How much denser is muscle than fat (in humans)?
Re: Muscle Density
Answered By: var-ga on 10 Apr 2002 14:42 PDT
Muscle is about 22% more dense than fat tissue. Information taken from: http://www.usaweekend.com/01_issues/010304/010304fitness.html#weight (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: http://www.outsidemag.com/bodywork/mrfit/archives/199910/19991006.html "..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.."
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Thanks! That's exactly what I wanted.
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