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Life is water, there is no life without water. The fact that the water is about 60% of body weight in men and about 50% in women much evidence of the importance of human life. Because the fat or adipose tissue contains little amount of water, the percentage of total water in obese individuals is less than that introduced the non-obese. The relationship between the total weight of water and body weight free of fat, lean body weight is known, fairly constant in adults the total weight of water represents about 72% of lean body mass. Aqueous space is divided into three compartments: the water in the cell or intracellular spaces, interstitial fluid (between cells) and intravascular fluid, which circulates in the blood vessels. As a curiosity it should be noted that the extracellular fluid has an ionic composition similar to seawater, although more dilute. The third compartment continuously watered in exchange for maintaining a proper balance in the body.