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what is fat?

What is Fat Body fat, or adipose tissue, is made up of individual cells called adipocytes. The primary cell is called White Adipose Tissue. A lean person has 41 to 65 billion fat cells and obese individual has Over 200 billion fat cells in. It can range in diameter from 70 to 120 micrometers, which can greatly affect us.

What comprises to FAT? 80 – 95% of White Adipose Tissue is composed of lipid which the main structural components of cells that are insoluble to water. Fats are a subgroup of lipids call triglycerides and the other part of fat cells are made of Cytoplasm (~ 15%), which is largely water, certain enzymes and proteins • A tiny nucleus

Lipogeneses Lipogeneses means the creation of FAT. Our daily diet involves breads, rice, pasta, ( carbs) fruits, veggies and meat. Our body breaks carbs into simple sugars, such as glucose, which easily passes through your blood stream. Then Glucose is burned up as energy, with excess glucose being stored as either glycogen (small amount readily available energy stored in your muscles and liver) or as fat, once the glycogen levels are maxed


  1. Hormone produced in the pancreas, helps direct when lipogenesis should occur

  2. Insulin is released when your body senses the presence of rising blood sugar, or blood glucose, levels.

  3. When you eat a big carbohydrate meal, you get a big insulin response, which tells your body there's a lot of glucose molecules that need moved out of your blood.

  4. Some of this glucose is burned, some is stored as glycogen, and the rest turns into fat.

  5. So we can say that insulin helps open up the doorway to lipogenesis and fat storage.

Purpose of FAT

  • Primary purpose is to store energy efficiently

  • Triglycerides only require one gram of water per one gram of fat stored – making it more space efficient then carbs or protein

  • By contrast, carbs are stored as glycogen, requiring 3 – 4 grams of water for every one gram of stored glycogen

  • One gram of fat provides more usable energy than either one gram of carbs or one gram of protein

  • One gram of fat stores up to 9 calories, verses only about 4 grams of calories for each gram of sugar, starch or protein.

  • Fat is the most efficient and compact form of energy storage o Also acts as cushion for bones, joints and organs as well as insulation

Visceral Fat

  • Excessive visceral fat that leads to obesity can lead to disease and malfunction of the heart, kidneys, liver and stomach.

  • Excessive intra abdominal visceral fat can also lead to cardiovascular disease as well as immobility

  • Not removed from liposuction

  • Not targeted by non-invasive procedures

  • Exercise and diet are important components to achieving weight control

What is Subcutaneous Fat The “inch you can pinch” layer of fat and most common to abdomen and chest for men while women experience greater amounts in thighs, buttocks . Response best to liposuction and non-invasive fat reduction.

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