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  1. #1 How many skeletal muscle cells does an average human have? 
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    I was wondering how many skeletal muscle cells that we use to move we have in our bodies. Is 10 trillion a good figure for the amount of skeletal muscle cells?


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    Do math.

    1 nanogram per cell.
    1 trillion cells per kilogram.
    12% of cells are muscles (calculated from weight)
    120 billion muscle cells per kilogram

    So the average 70 kilogram male has about 8,4 trillion muscle cells.


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