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Where does your body put excess fats?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Everywhere: Too much fat can be distributed throughout the body, on the hips, abdomen, everywhere.
Dr. Lance Ashworth
General Practice 20 years experience
Generally its evolut: In women the fat depots are usually termed "the maternal fat depots". They are the hips, abdominals, lateral thighs. The body pulls fat from these areas slowly. In a famine if the woman is breast feeding the body will have this area as an energy source. In the majority of these areas the blood supply is poor, but can suppy a food source over a lenghty time frame to help produce breast milk.

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What happens to excess fats inside the body?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Fat: Excessive calories that are eaten are stored in the body as fat in fat cells. When there is a time period for need for this calories, the body draws from this store of energy.

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