Swedish scientists have killed all my hopes to become thin one day. According to some studies conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, it seems that "the number of fat cells we develop as kids and teenagers determines how many we'll have for the rest of our lives".
"Scientists already suspected that the overall number of fat cells remains constant throughout adulthood and that that number appears not to be influenced by how much you eat or exercise (when you lose weight, your fat cells shrink but don't go away; when you gain, they fill up with fat and expand). But until this research, they weren't sure how long fat cells live, or how often they die and are replaced. Understanding fat cell "turnover" could possibly lead to treatments for obesity that block fat-cell regeneration."
Source: The Washington Post
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