Category - Fat

This category covers articles on the elimination of excess body fat in humans. The fat discussed in these articles is the one that exists as adipose tissue found under the skin surface, and is known as subcutaneous fat. This is the kind of fat that is responsible for a bloated appearance, and has been the source of concern for many people all over the world. This category does not cover fatty tissues are located in other areas of the body, such as the internal organ and in the bone marrow.

The body stores fat as it develops. A person eats daily, and the diet of that person determines the amount of fat that is deposited under the skin as adipose tissue. The development of adipose tissues is automatic, as these serve as energy reservoir for when the body does not receive regular nourishment. The fat is burned gradually as the person engages in activities that require loads of energy, and automatically to fuel the various physiological functions of the different organs.

This tissue group is a complex network of adipocytes or fat cells, and vascular elements that supply blood and oxygen to these cells. Adipose tissue is stored in the skin on the deepest level, also known as the subcutaneous layer. These fat tissues serve a crucial function in the body as they help regulate inner body temperature. Fat tissue can provide adequate insulation from extreme temperatures.

Adipose deposits differ in biochemistry, depending on the part of the body where they are found in large quantities. Some fat stores are harder to eliminate than others, like those that persist around the belly, arms, neck area and thighs. Some of the articles within this category are extremely important to dieters or those looking for ways to lose weight for health and aesthetic purposes.