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Lipogenesis and Lipolysis



Aug 11, 2010
Want to lose weight ??? So first understand how your body works ..

Lipogenesis is the source, storage of fat. This occurs as follows: When we ingest carbohydrates, these are transformations into glucose, and glucose enters the bloodstream. When the concentration of glucose deposited in the blood exceeds its maximum limit, the excess is removed by the liver, and this, stores it in the interior as glycogen. Therefore, we can say that when we ingest glucose, the concentration of glycogen inside the liver increases. In turn, when in excess, glycogen is broken by the liver, having its surplus eliminated in the blood and, consequently, the concentration of fatty acids in the bloodstream will be increased. Excess fatty acids in the blood are removed by the skin, and this will store it inside cells known as adipocytes (fat-storing cells). This storage will take place in the form of fat.

Lipolysis is the exact opposite of lipogenesis. When blood is below normal glucose concentration, it receives glucose from the liver resulting from glycogen breakdown. The liver, in turn, to keep its glycogen level stable, removes fatty acids from the blood, turning them into glycogen. When the blood, which had the fatty acids removed by the liver, reaches the skin, and it breaks the fat stored in its adipocytes and introduces it into the blood as fatty acids.

In summary, lipogenesis is the source of fat and lipolysis the process of breaking the fat.

Glucose is a monosaccharide (simple sugar) used by the body as the main source of energy. It is also one of the main products of photosynthesis that occurs in vegetables.

Essential Fatty Acids are the "good fats" that are essential for every cell in our body because they perform functions essential to the body - including energy production, increased metabolism, increased muscle growth, oxygen transport , normal cell growth, in addition to providing adequate nerve functions and participate in hormonal regulation.