Fraction of total fat that is subcutaneous fat

Value 80 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Spalding, KL et al. Dynamics of fat cell turnover in humans. Nature. May 2008. 453(7196):783-7. p.783 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID18454136
Comments As expected, there was a positive correlation between the measures of fat mass and fat cell volume both in subcutaneous fat (Fig. 1a–c), which represents about 80% of all fat, and in visceral fat (Fig. 1d), which has a strong link to metabolic complications of obesity.
Entered by Uri M
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