a: Lipolysis ~
b: cutting a gigantic fallen tree


"The breaking down of triglycerides so that they can be released from adipose cells is not the same thing as burning (oxidizing) fatty acids. Think of it this way: Lipolysis is like cutting a gigantic fallen tree into less-gigantic logs that you can transport to your backyard to chop up for firewood."

Writer: Amy Berger
Date: Jun 6 2017 12:09 AM

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