Number of fat cells (adipocytes)

Value 5.23e+10 adipocytes Range: 1.89 to 20.75 e+10 adipocytes
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Spalding, KL et al. Dynamics of fat cell turnover in humans. Nature. May 2008. 453(7196):783-7. Supplementary information p.9 table 1PubMed ID18454136
Comments The value given is the median value of 35 subjects with a BMI range from 20.5-59.6 (i.e. lean - obese). The number of adipocytes in a person remains fairly constant after reaching adulthood.
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 103488