How Much Water Is in the Human Body?

Reflection of female body in pool of water
The percent of water in the body is not constant.

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You've probably heard that most of the human body is water, but exactly how much water is there? The average amount of water is around 65%, but the percentage of water in one person may be quite a lot different compared with how much is in another. Age, gender, and fitness are big factors in how much water is in the body.

The human body ranges from 50% to 75% water. Infants consist of more water than adults. Overweight people contain a lower percentage of water than lean people. Men typically consist of more water than women.