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Offline thedoc

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What controls fat distribution around the body?
« on: 07/08/2012 20:30:01 »
Jørgen Nilsson  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello,

Why is the distribution of fat as it is (for instance: not on the forehead, but cheeks)
 
Regards,
Jørgen

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 07/08/2012 20:30:01 by _system »


 

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Re: What controls fat distribution around the body?
« Reply #1 on: 08/08/2012 22:31:58 »
I presume fat is distributed somewhat near where energy requirements are.  So, in your example, more energy is used in the muscles of the face, than on the scalp. 

But, certainly it is more complicated than that as they say men get the "apple" look, and women the "pear" look.
 

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Re: What controls fat distribution around the body?
« Reply #2 on: 08/08/2012 23:11:47 »
If your head could get as fat as other body parts some people would have difficulty  seeing / hearing  / breathing ...


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« Last Edit: 08/08/2012 23:17:45 by RD »
 

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