Body water out of fat-free mass

Value 730 g/kg fat-free mass
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Westerterp KR. Body composition, water turnover and energy turnover assessment with labelled water. Proc Nutr Soc. 1999 Nov58(4):945-51. p.948 right column top paragraphPubMed ID10817162
Comments "For obvious reasons, there is no direct method to measure TBW [total body water] in man. The ‘gold standard’ for measurements of body composition in human subjects is underwater weighing. With the assumption of a two-compartment model (fat mass and fat-free mass, the latter containing all the body water, which comprises 730 g/kg fat-free mass), it is possible to compare this indirect measure for TBW (TBWuww [total body water measured by underwater weighing]) with data from isotope dilution." keywords:water,density,weight
Entered by Uri M
ID 111013