Fat cell is a cell which stores the fat in adipose tissue. There are white fat cell and brown fat cell. The fat cell that we usually talk about is which fat cell. There is a lot of information in online mentioning that the fat cell has direct-relationship with obesity but some of it is not true. So we will talk about the misunderstanding and the truth of fat cell.
1. Fat cell is just fat chunk?- Fat cell is not just chunk of fat, it is alive fat cell. Fat cell is formed with fat-forming element, cytoplasm and mitochondria which makes energy of the cell. It stores the fat and also helps with physiological activity and hormone. Also it makes leptin to keep the fat with right amount, protect from gaining weight and balancing the body.
2. Obesity people has many fat cell- Yes. People who had high weight since young have more fat-cell than usual people. Usually the number of fat cell increase during youth age and adolescence then it is settled during adulthood. Obesity people have 100 billion of fat cell when usual people have 10-30 billion of fat cell.
3. Fat cell doesn’t reduce even after the exercise?- Everyone thinks that they can reduce the number of the fat cell if they are doing diet and exercise, however the number of the cell is not decreased, it is just the size of fat cell is decreased. If you have a lot of numbers of fat cell, you have a possibility of obesity. Of course it is difficult to lose weight if you have a lot of fat cell and it is easy to gain the weight eventhough you lost the weight.
4. Cellulite is formed by changing of fat cell?- Lots of people know that cellulite if formed when fat cell is changing, but this is not true. Most of cellulite is formed when extracellular matrix which is in between the cell is changing.
Like this, we can’t easily define the fat. A lot of people to choose have surgery to reduce the number of fat cell. And that surgery is liposuction. Eventhough they have liposuction which is reducing the number of fat, if they don’t manage the weight, they will gain the weight again. So it is important to d exercise and doing some diestary habits to keep the body shape and not to gain the weight again.