Same number of far cells for life?

  • kew1

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    May 05, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    Article on BBC website , researchers claim a person's number of fat cells set during adolescence.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7378349.stm

    Why can't I learn to type, far cells indeed!
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    May 05, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    I read something similar some time ago. It seems they just expand/contract as you gain/lose weight. Although the thing I read said you could gain new cells but never lose them; you could gain and lose weight but the amount of cells can never diminish.

    I think it was the boxflex book..
  • OptimusMatt

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    May 06, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure your 'white' fat cells stay constant, they just grow/shrink in size. Brown fat cells are typically termed 'baby fat' and you lose those ones.
  • joeindallas

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    May 06, 2008 3:13 AM GMT
    yellow fat is the one under the skin, they expand no more growth after teenage yrs brown fat is internal organ protection acting as shock absorders for the internal organs, That is what I was taught if you have bought internal organs for food you have seen the brown fat soem call it suet