Scientists found out why people get fat with age

older people often have problems with excess weight. Why is this happening, tried to understand Swedish and French researchers, writes Change.

for 13 years, they have conducted a study examining the data of volunteers: researchers analyzed lipid metabolism, that is followed by the exchange of fat and fatty substances in the body of the subjects. It turned out that with age, they have decreased the speed of lipid metabolism, average weight increased by 20%. According to experts, the increase of mass is exactly the slowdown in lipid metabolism that was observed in the aging process.

Processes in adipose tissue regulate the change in body weight with age in a manner that does not depend on other factors, the scientists concluded. At the same time, they emphasize that lipid metabolism can be accelerated — for this you need to increase physical activity.

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