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# How many times more than the brain does the human body typically weigh?

Question #5003. Asked by Mark. (Aug 09 00 2:57 AM)

JSBach

Since there is a huge difference in weights, it is quite difficult to answer this question. Americans being too fat, if you consider an average weight of 70kg for Western European adults, and a weight of kg 1.4 for the brain, the ratio amounts to 50 times.

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/nsdivide.html

 Aug 11 00, 9:57 AM
zbeckabee

Additionally, the newborn human brain weighs in the neighborhood of 350g - 400g, substantially changing the ratio. Although the mass of the newborn's brain is about 25% of its final adult brain mass, the mass of the newborn's body is only about 5% of its adult mass.

Adult human brain: 1,300g - 1,400g

Adult: Percentage brain of total body weight (150 pound human) = 2%

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/facts.html

http://www.hypertextbook.com/facts/2002/LeahOppenheim1.shtml

 Apr 06 08, 5:20 PM

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