Discover why fat is important to our bodies, how and why it is stored - and why getting rid of excess body fat is so much more difficult than gaining it in the first place.
- Fat is stored by the body when you take in more energy than you burn off.
- You can’t reduce the number of fat cells that you have in your body.
- A healthy diet and exercise are key to maintaining a healthy weight.
- The body uses stored fat cells, which contain oil, to burn when it is in need of energy.
If you take in more energy than you burn off, your body stores the excess as fat.
But what exactly is fat – and why is it so much easier to gain it, than lose it?
Dr Philipp Scherer, University of Texas, Southwestern – "So what you're looking at here is a …
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