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05-23-2012
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Total body water for an obese?

hi.. i want to ask you..it was said that the total body water is 60% of human body weight...my question is: is it also true if we have an obese person?
i mean,if a person has an actual body weight 120 kg (and obese), can we said that the person has total body water : 60% x 120 kg : 72 L ?

Or should i use the "ideal body weight for that person" instead to calculate that person's total body water?
i don't know if this topic will be popped up in the exam or not, but whether they do appeared or not. i really curious about this..thx u very much

 Tags Electrolytes-, Physiology-

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