Your metabolism is a collection of all the small chemical reactions taking place in your body that work to keep you alive. These reactions are fueled by burning up the calories that exist in all the food you eat. If you eat more calories than you need to power these reactions, the excess food energy will be stored as fat. Each person’s metabolism is different, just like every person is different. Throughout July we’ll be exploring the different ways metabolisms work, and how understanding your own metabolism can help you become healthier.
We all know there is fat in our bodies, but what are the different types of fat? In today’s blog post, C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Chief Academic Officer and Senior Investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center, explains the different types of white fat and why the location of fat is important.