365 Ways #138–All fat cells are not created equal Posted on September 18, 2010, 0 Comments

#138–fat cells around the abdomen are different than other areas where fat collects on the body. They are more sensitive to glucocorticoids (stress hormones) which is why stress (from all sources) generally promotes an apple shape in overweight people. Additionally, fat around the abdomen more readily finds its way to the liver when released where it’s converted to glucose and putting you at greater risk for elevated blood sugar and the insulin resistance which follows. If you want to look like a fruit, aim for a pear with fat on your hips instead of your belly.