Bone Cells Burn About 2.3 Calories Per Kilogram


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Bone cells burn about 2.3 Calories per kilogram.  If you are a man, on average about 15% of your body mass is made up of bone.  For women, that number is around 12%.

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  • Lloyd

    Over what time period do bone cells burn 2.3 calories per kg? A day? An hour? The lifetime of the bone cell?

    • @Lloyd: Good catch. That’s per day.

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  • When I search for data like this I prefer to have the question “How do you know what you know?” answered. That is I’d like to know the source of your data? I feel much more confident relying on data when I have references to back it up.

    Thanks Daven

    • Daven Hiskey

      @Logan Quinn: References are at the full article linked at the bottom. 🙂