Mean weight of each side of the human female breast

Range ~340 g
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 [35] Yoo A, Minn KW, Jin US. Magnetic resonance imaging-based volumetric analysis and its relationship to actual breast weight. Arch Plast Surg. 2013 May40(3):203-8. doi: 10.5999/aps.2013.40.3.203 [36] Lee WY, Kim MJ, Lew DH, Song SY, Lee DW. Three-Dimensional Surface Imaging is an Effective Tool for Measuring Breast Volume: A Validation Study. Arch Plast Surg. 2016 Sep43(5):430-7. doi: 10.5999/aps.2016.43.5.430PubMed ID23730594, 27689050
Method Primary source [35] abstract: "The mastectomy specimen weight was obtained for each breast." Primary source [36] abstract: "During the operation, the tissue removed during total mastectomy was weighed and the specimen volume was calculated from the weight."
Comments Supplementary Materials p.3 5th paragraph: "Breast tissue estimates. Each side of the human female breast has a mean weight of ~340 grams (primary sources), of which 3.6% - 37.6% (~20%, mean) is fat (BNID 115535)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115534