8.298: Useful data

On being chubby to prevent heat loss

Thanks to Erik Larsen for this data:

SubstanceThermal conductivity
human fat2 W/m-K
pig muscle5 W/m-K

[Source: H F Bowman, E G Cravalho, and M Woods. Theory, Measurement, and Application of Thermal Properties of Biomaterials. Annual Review of Biophysics and Bioengineering 4:43-80 (June 1975).]