Fraction of human female breast that is fat

Range 3.6% - 37.6% mean ~20% %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Tomasetti C, Li L, Vogelstein B. Stem cell divisions, somatic mutations, cancer etiology, and cancer prevention. Science. 2017 Mar 24 355(6331):1330-1334. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf9011 Supplementary Materials p.3 5th paragraphPubMed ID28336671
Primary Source [37] Vandeweyer E, Hertens D. Quantification of glands and fat in breast tissue: an experimental determination. Ann Anat. 2002 Mar184(2):181-4 DOI: 10.1016/S0940-9602(02)80016-4PubMed ID11936199
Comments Supplementary Materials p.3 5th paragraph: "Breast tissue estimates. Each side of the human female breast has a mean weight of ~340 grams (BNID 115534), of which 3.6% - 37.6% (~20%, mean) is fat (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115535