A Great Explanation of HOw Fat Cells Work…

Posted: May 16, 2007 in fat, fat loss, fitness, weight, Weight loss

I found an excellent article on how fat cells work.  Here is a paragraph or two from the main article.  It is well worth reading.

“A typical young male adult stores about 60,000 to 100,000 calories of energy in body fat cells. What triggers the release of all these stored fatty acids from the fat cell? Simple: When your body needs energy because you’re consuming fewer calories than you are burning (an energy deficit), then your body releases hormones and enzymes that signal your fat cells to release your fat reserves instead of keeping them in storage….

Some people are genetically predisposed to have more fat cells than others and women have more fat cells than men. An infant usually has about 5 – 6 billion fat cells. This number increases during early childhood and puberty, and a healthy adult with normal body composition has about 25 to 30 billion fat cells. A typical overweight adult has around 75 billion fat cells. But in the case of severe obesity, this number can be as high as 250 to 300 billion!”

I want to read more… 

  1. Angel says:

    I wish I had the skinny genes too!…but karam is karma eh?..:)

  2. Wow! Good piece of information.

  3. Jungle mom says:

    that explains why my husband can eat twice as much as me and i gain twice as fat as he. Thanks for your comment the other day.

  4. isaacme says:

    An explanation of how cells work? Give me a break man. I have school enough of the day lol.

  5. blessed1 says:

    Okay do you have info on how many more fat cells woman produce after the age of 34???

  6. Nope. Wish I did. If you follow the link, the author of the post might know.

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