Energy stored per gram of adipose tissue

Range ≈33.5 kJ/gram adipose tissue
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Flatt JP. Use and storage of carbohydrate and fat. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995 Apr61(4 Suppl):952S-959S. p.953S left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID7900694
Primary Source Cahill GF Jr. Physiology of insulin in man. Diabetes 1971 20: 785-99PubMed ID4941092
Comments "A delicate network of capillary blood vessels and nerve terminals permeates the body’s adipose tissue, ˜85% of which is fat. This allows ˜33.5 kJ (8 kcal) energy to be stored per gram of tissue, making it possible for animals to accumulate and carry a reserve of fuel substantial enough to allow survival during extended periods of food deprivation (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110216