<excerpt>NUMBER OF FAT CELLS IN BODY
Obese individuals have many more fat cells than do their lean
counterparts. A kilocalorie deficit can reduce the fat in each cell,
but cannot break down the entire cell. Once manufactured, a fat cell
exists until death.
I got this link from an excellent column by Atul Gowande in the current
Slate on obesity risks.
Also recommended: http://www.bc1.com/users/hsingh/fat.htm ("Yo mama's
so fat, I had to take a train and two busses just to get on her good
since were on this subject, maybe FoRKers can help. In June or July (I
belive it was July) their was a patent awarded to a company back east
for a pill dirived from a Chinese herb, that when taken prior to
exercise created a 48% uptake in fat burning.
I heard about it once on the radio and missed who the company was and
what the product is called. I *believe* and believe is the key word the
name equinex or something like that was mentioned.
Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.
-Toa Te Ching