Originally posted by yo its me
I don't want to seam ungratful, I'm grateful that you tried to explain for me, but I don't understand. Is metabolically active fat different to normal fat- in the way that it's stored or in the way that it can be used or something?
If something is metabolically active, it simply means that it somehow interacts with the process of
metabolism, either disrupting or helping it. Visceral fat for instance, have been shown to increase
the risk for diabetes, because they're metabolically active in the sense that they collect in the liver
and interfere with the process of insulin uptake. Muscles (though obviously not fat) are also
metabolically active in that the more muscle mass you have, the more effective your metabolism
So I imagine that you would have to read the term in context to understand whether or not it's a
good thing in your case. In general I would guess that metabolically active fat is the kind of fat
that's not directly under your skin, but somehow accumulate in your arteries and inner organs (for
good or bad). Cholesterol for instance (also not a fatty acid), is not necessarily a bad thing unless
you consume a lot of it. It actually improves the condition of your cell walls. However, the body
produces its own cholesterol, and therefore if you consume a lot of cholesterol through your food,
they tend to build up and disrupt the blood flow in your arteries. So, cholesterol would definitely be
considered metabolically active, but on the one hand it's a good thing, on the other it's not. As is
always the case with food intake. Eat too much of a given substance and it disrupts your bodily
functions, eat too little and things start to shut down. Eat just right and voilá, you're body's happy
and cheerful from dawn to dusk.
Self-professed Professor Jigtie, signing out.