Fat is stored in
Men and women store fat in different places on the body. Most females store subcutaneous fat in the breasts, waist, hips, and buttocks. Most males store fat in their chest, abdomen, and buttocks. This explains why a woman becomes "hippy" while a man develops a gut. Your body also stores fat around the kidneys, the liver, and even inside muscle.
Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies
Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies -- ScienceDaily
Some of you may be concerned about potential weight gain as we head into fall and winter across the United States. The average American gains two pounds during the holiday season and that weight can become a permanent fixture if measures are not taken to shed the unwanted pounds. A large part of weight loss, and looking your best, is understanding your body and the complexity behind the science of weight loss. The best place to start on your path towards a leaner fitter you is learning how your body stores fat and what that fat is used for.
Weight gain is about fat stored
There are two forms of fat in the human body: triglycerides and fatty acids. Fatty acids are burned for fuel. When we talk about fat stored as human fat tissue, we are talking about triglycerides.
In the last section, we learned how fat in the body is broken down and rebuilt into chylomicrons , which enter the bloodstream by way of the lymphatic system. Chylomicrons do not last long in the bloodstream -- only about eight minutes -- because enzymes called lipoprotein lipases break the fats into fatty acids. Lipoprotein lipases are found in the walls of blood vessels in fat tissue, muscle tissue and heart muscle. When you eat a candy bar or a meal, the presence of glucose, amino acids or fatty acids in the intestine stimulates the pancreas to secrete a hormone called insulin.