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Please explain what fills fat cells up mostly saturated fat or simple sugar?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Uh-uh: It's not what you're eating, it's the excess calories. If you eat more than you use, you store the rest as fat. When you choose your foods, bear in mind that 1 gram of sugar is 4 calories, while 1 gram of fat is 9. So eating fat is likely to be a lot more caloric than eating sugar on a fixed weight basis.

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Last updated Jul 9, 2014

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