How does fat deposit on the hips and legs of females and across the stomachs of men?

How does fat deposit on the hips and legs of females and across the stomachs of men?

Patrick J. Bird, dean for the university of health insurance and Human Efficiency in the University of Florida, describes.

All of us do have a tendency to fatten up as we grow older, even though there are interesting distinctions centered on age and sex. Hormones drive the deposition of fat around the pelvis, buttocks, and legs of females as well as the bellies of males. For females, this so-called sex-specific fat generally seems to be physiologically beneficial, at the very least during pregnancies. However it possesses cosmetic down-side as well, in the shape of cellulite. The potbelly, having said that, is an average male type of obesity that does not have any understood benefit and will be life threatening. Read more

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