I was reading some text on deep sea physiology. I got to know that solubility of nitrogen in fat is five times that in water. The exact text from the book animal physiology adaptation and environment by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, was:-
The body fat, which in a normal lean male constitutes about 15% of body weight, dissolves about five times as much nitrogen per unit weight as does water
I think that having more body fat increases your body's nitrogen saturation capacity, thereby increasing the probability of nitrogen bends.
(Nitrogen bends or aeroembolism is the phenomenon in which nitrogen gas forms bubbles in the blood stream near joints and cause pain)
So can I conclude that fat people (those who have more body fat), are more likely to develop nitrogen bends in their blood stream?
I'd be grateful if anyone out there can help.