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Table 10 Body composition of standard male and female.

From: Physiological models of body composition and human obesity

Sex Tissue Reference body composition Extra body composition
   Wt. Fr. Fat Fr. Density Wt. Fr. Fat. Fr. Density
Male Bone 0.151 0 1.4 0.0427 0 1.4
  Muscle 0.49 0 1.04 0.200 0 1.04
  Adipose 0.136 0.8 0.92 0.758 0.85 0.915
  Other 0.223 0 1.059 0 0 0
  Total 1 0.109 1.0667 1 0.644 0.952
Female Bone 0.14 0 1.4 0.0367 0 1.4
  Muscle 0.395 0 1.04 0.0974 0 1.04
  Adipose 0.241 0.8 0.92 0.865 0.85 0.915
  Other 0.223 0 1.059 0 0 0
  Total 1 0.193 1.049 1 0.736 0.938
  1. The body weight fraction (Wt. Fr.), the fraction of fat in each tissue (Fat Fr.) and the density of the body tissues are listed for the lean "Reference" subject and for the "Extra" weight associated with the additional fat in obese subjects. The composition is adjusted to be consistent with the experimental values of f0, f1, d0 and d1 (male: f0 = .109; f1 = .644; d0 = 1.0667; d1 = .952; female: f0 = .193; f1 = .736; d0 = 1.049; d1 = .938; see Table 8). The "Reference" adipose weight fraction = f0/("Reference" adipose fat fr) and the "Extra" adipose weight fraction = f1/("Extra" adipose fat fr). The reference bone and muscle weight fraction is derived from the values listed for the reference man [29] adjusted to give the observed male and female values of f0. The weight fraction and density of the "Other" tissue was assumed to be the same in males and females. The adipose density is based on a density of 0.9007 for fat and 1.00625 for the adipose non-fat. The density of "other" was adjusted to give the observed d0. The "Extra" bone, muscle and adipose weight fractions are uniquely determined by the values of f1 and d1.