Stored fat is a feat of evolution – and your body will fight to keep it

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Abstract

In spite of the bad press, stored fat is actually a really wonderful thing. Without the capacity to store energy in the form of fat, we would have been unlikely to survive through millions of years of evolution and we would certainly look very different to the way we look today. We needed the capacity to store energy to survive periods of famine, and fat is a very sensible way to do this.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2016

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