The Physiology of Fat Loss
From the fat cell to the fat furnace, find out exactly what causes the body to burn fat.
Of course, the best-known function of fat is as an energy reserve. Fat has more than twice the energy-storage capacity of carbohydrate (9 calories per gram vs. 4 calories per gram). It has been estimated that lean adult men store about 131,000 calories in fat (Horowitz & Klein 2000), enough…
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