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Does My Bum Look Big In This? By WLR Staff Trudi Maples

Posted by Samantha Rentz on July 9th 2012

 

Dr Manolopoulos and his team explain that the body uses fat to store energy in the form of fatty acids to be released when needed like after heavy exercise etc. Upper and lower body fats both do this but fatty acids stored in the thigh and bum area are stored longer term so aren’t released as often. Fat around the thighs and hips is harder to shift than fat around the tummy area which doesn’t sound ideal. However, this is actually beneficial because slower burning hip and thigh fat releases more helpful hormones like adiponectin – a hormone that protects the arteries and promotes better blood sugar control. Read more.

 

 

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