06/19/202, 00:20, Photo: Duplicate.
Did you know that the fat that spreads throughout your body is not always the same? There are many different types of body fat, and an article published in Harvard Health Publishing helped us better understand how this dynamic works. (Read more below)
In the past, it was common to think of the main function of body fat as a kind of insulation against the cold. But in reality, she’s more than that. (Read more below)
Types of fats and their functions
For example, looking at an anatomy book cannot tell you the actual amount of fat that is present in your body. Bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and organs are all represented there, but there is no fat around them. Perhaps she wasn’t interesting or irrelevant to the author.
However, an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine explains the important role of fat in humans. According to him, adipose tissue contains not only fat-filled cells (adipocytes), but also blood vessels, nerves, and immune system cells.
The most common type of fat is called “white adipose tissue” or “white adipose tissue” and is found in the chest, abdomen, and legs. Even in large quantities, it can cause obesity.
This type of fat not only provides insulation against the cold, but also stores food-derived fat and continuously releases small amounts to convert it into energy.
Humans need this constant supply of energy for the body to function properly. Otherwise, if we cannot continuously store and release energy sources, we will always have to eat.
Other types of body fat
Another type of fat is called “brown adipose tissue” or “brown adipose tissue” and is found in small amounts on the neck, shoulders, chest, and abdomen, which is less than one-hundredth of white fat. Its main function is to burn the stored fat and create heat that keeps us warm (and burns calories).
In addition to these two types, there are other types of adipose tissue that have different functions, such as hormone production and their effects on appetite, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Some can even make immune system molecules that can affect the degree of inflammation in the body. (Read more below)
Therefore, the healthiest profile is relatively high in brown fat and low in white fat. There is no evidence of how to turn white fat into brown, but we know how to reduce the amount of white fat: good nutrition, regular exercise, and stress relief.
Source: Dr. Jairo Bouer