10 FAQs About the Hypodermis

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Reviewed: dr. vanta
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Provides Energy Storage

The adipose, or fat, stored in the hypodermis can effectively store energy. In general, fats are a slow-burning type of energy, making them energy-efficient and one that the body tends to conserve.

Some diets focus on reducing carbohydrates, so the fatty tissue fuel gets burned up sooner to promote weight loss. For example, once all the energy available from carbohydrates is burned up, the body burns the adipose tissue as an energy-efficient and slow-burning form of fuel.


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