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8 Clarifying Fat Facts


2. The Purpose of Fat

Yes, you read that correctly, fat actually has a purpose—in fact, it has two distinct purposes, which doctors at the Boston Obesity and Nutrition Research Center at Boston University, have narrowed down to this:

  1. Fat cells store extra calories and take from them when you are hunger and energy deprived.
  2. Our fat cells emit a series of hormones that regulate our metabolism.

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