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In 2008 researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found something amazing.
That every adult human, old or young, lean or fat, man or woman, always has the same number of fat cells - around 30 billion! Fat cells are like balloons - it is not the number of fat cells that increases but the SIZE of your fat cells.
They can balloon up to FIFTY times their size or more to store fat! Weirdly they also found even if you have gastric band surgery or liposuction. Your body regains the exact number of fat cells to get back to the pre-set amount!
But then, in 2021, researchers uncovered a way to actually dissolve fat cells.