When I was growing up women were always looking to see how much fat they had on their bodies. Times have changed - today men and women are monitoring the fat on their bodies. Yet recent research shows that when we are looking we are not seeing what is most important.
All we see is bumps on our bodies but that does not tell us what makes up those bumps.
Those bumps or excesses are made up of two kinds of fat cells. The brown fat cells burn energy and keep us warm us while the white fat cells store energy. It seems highly likely that each person will vary in the amount and distribution of these two kinds of fat cells. This latest discovery means that we now have to better understand what kind of fat people have and where it is located. Could it be that all those comments about storing fat in your thighs is true for some because that is where some people have more white (storage) fat cells? For certain fat is more than just globs on our bodies to suck out or cut out; they are part of our delicately balanced endocrine system.
While research progresses, the best course of action to be healthy is still the same Spectacular Seven: do not smoke (and if you do stop), eat as healthy as possible, exercise, nurture healthy relationships, see your health care provider on a regular basis, take any medicines as prescribed, and be patient.