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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Exercise and Fitness
What is the density of fat?
Can you please tell me the density of fat and if possible where you can find this information? thankyou.
Fat mass density is about 0.9007 g/cm3.
Fat-free mass density is about 1.1 g/cm3.
One article stating this is, "Going, SB. Densitometry. In: Human Body Composition, edited by Roche AF, Heymsfield SB, and Lohman TG.. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1996, p. 3-24."
Hope this helps.
Jayme Johnson, MS
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati