Was reading this article on BBC News about researchers in Sweden discovering that a person’s fat cell numbers is fixed for life.
But it doesn’t mean that you can just go out and eat all the sinful things. The researchers found although the number of fat cells is constant, exercise and healthy eating will ensure that the fat cells called ‘adipoctye’ does not grow in size. When the adipoctye cells will grow in size as we become fatter, thus resulting in the expansion of our bellies and waistlines.
The other interesting finding from the report is that the fat cell numbers remain constant in adulthood. However, the fat cell numbers will increase through childhood. Though the article didn’t say whether this can be controlled, I’m assuming that it is even more critical to ensure that children eat proper and healthy meals. And that they have adequate exercise.
Like I always say, “everything must be in moderation!”