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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Age, Gender, and Fluid Balance

Authors
item Van Loan, Marta
item Boileau, Richard A - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Submitted to: Age Gender and Fluid Balance Chapter Body Fluid Balance Exercise and Sport
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 6, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Proper fluid balance is essential for the maintenance of a variety of biological functions and failure to do so can affect an individual's health. Moreover, water is the single largest component of the body representing about 40 - 70 percent of body weight for adult men and women. To understand fluid balance, however, one must first recognize the various fluid compartments of the body. This chapter focuses on the fluid compartments, how they change with growth and development, examines possible differences between genders, and the changes associated with growth and aging.

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