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Cellulite and Fat Controversy

A great debate still rages about cellulite. Does cellulite exist? Is so-called 'cellulite-fat' the same as ordinary body fat? What causes it? How to treat it? Some doctors deny cellulite exists, and but for many women cellulite is a real problem. Basically, cellulite describes the dimpled or 'orange-peel' appearance of certain areas of fat, especially on thighs. A high body fat percentage is not necessary for the formation of cellulite as even lean people may suffer from it.

Causes of Cellulite and Cellulite Fat

No one knows what causes cellulite. One possible explanation - which also explains why very few men suffer from cellulite - is based on the composition and behavior of women's fat cells and the connective tissue that holds them in place. Very simply, a woman's connective tissue is very inflexible, so as she gains weight and her fat cells expand, they tend to bulge upwards towards the surface of the skin, giving the classic orange-peel appearance of cellulite. In men, not only is there generally less fat on the thighs, but also the outer skin is thicker and thus obscures what is happening to any surplus fat below.

Cellulite Fat - How to Lose it

There are no easy ways to lose cellulite fat. Even reducing fat in the normal way by eating less and exercising more may not do the trick. Women with a relatively low body fat percentage can still retain cellulite fat. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that losing weight while maintaining a vigorous lower-body exercise routine will definitely help, as dancers and runners rarely seem to suffer from cellulite fat.

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