Gender differences in fat metabolism.

  title={Gender differences in fat metabolism.},
  author={Ellen E Blaak},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  volume={4 6},
  • Ellen E Blaak
  • Published 2001 in
    Current opinion in clinical nutrition and…
Women generally have a higher percentage of body fat than men. Also, women store more fat in the gluteal-femoral region, whereas men store more fat in the visceral (abdominal) depot. This review focuses on differences in regional fatty acid storage, mobilization and oxidation that may contribute to gender-related differences in body fat distribution. There are pronounced regional differences in the regulation of regional fatty acid metabolism between men and women. Firstly, there is evidence… CONTINUE READING
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