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5 Fat Facts

September 25, 2014 2 min read

Fat has become a dirty word, but fat’s not bad, and I’m not talking in a positive-body-image-all-bodies-are-beautiful kind of way (although I do truly believe that). No, I’m saying that fat is just fat, like muscle is muscle, and bone is bone – it’s a part of our bodies, and everyone has fat. It’s a noun, not a condemnation. With that in mind, here are 5 facts about fat from Bustle you may not know:
  1. The amount of fat cells you have is set once you reach adulthood – fat cells are created and destroyed, but there is a fixed amount of fat cells that your body will remain below, and it’s set in your adolescence. You can go over that limit in adulthood by excessive eating, but you can’t go too far under that limit, so keep this in mind when making health expectations realistic.
  2. Liposuction is not a miracle cure – the most common cosmetic surgery in the world, and it won’t even last unless you make the right changes to your lifestyle. It also won’t reduce the risk of heart disease, or improve your body’s insulin sensitivity.
  3. Fat may boost your metabolism – although more testing is needed, a study done on mice shows that taking subcutaneous fat and placing it around the internal organs reduced glucose levels and decreased the total amount of fat in the mice’s bodies.
  4. The fat you can’t see is the fat you should worry about – Visceral fat, as in the fat found deep down, found in the spaces between your organs pumps out chemicals that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension. So how do you get rid of it? Same way you get rid of subcutaneous fat – healthy diet, cardio, and strength training.
  5. Exercise can change the way your fat cells behave – a bit of kinda confusing science found that actual genetic changes were made to fat cells in a study that looked at the fat cells of healthy but sedentary men, then the same fat cells of the same men after six months of twice a week aerobics classes. The genome itself had changed, including genes linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and fat storage.
Even if this doesn’t make you feel any better about your stomach pudge, at least now you have a few more facts about fat, after all, know your enemy.

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