The Number of Fat Cells Remains Constant


They're happy because they eat lard
They're happy because they eat lard. Image via SharkeyinColo.
Via Conditioning Research : EurekAlert notes another very interesting snippet from the current research on fats : the number of fat cells in a person's body is established during teen years; remaining constant thereafter. Changes in fat mass are due to changes in fat cell volume, rather than a growth/decline in the number of cells. Definitely something to think about.

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