What causes Cellulite?

The orange peel appearance of skin known as cellulite results from the abnormal storage of fat in the skin and subcutaneous connective tissue retraction and is more common in women.

Whether you are young of elderly, underweight or overweight, you are likely to be plagued by cellulite and the problem unfortunately tend to worsen over time. Gradually, the lumpy orange peel effect of cellulite become more pronounced on the hips, abdomen, thighs and buttocks.

A sedentary lifestyle and unbalance diet will further contribute to the development of cellulite and the appearance of localised rolls of fat. In women, the tissues is particularly sensitive to variations in hormone levels (menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause) which promote the storage and build up of fat reserves.

According to Joey Atlas, Publisher and Editor of “The Cellulite Reduction Report”:

Several years ago, Neil Solomon, M.D., conducted a double-blind study of 100 people to see whether “cellulite” differed from ordinary fat. Specimens of regular fat and lumpy fat were obtained by a needle biopsy procedure and given to pathologists for analysis and comparison…

No differences between the two types of fat samples were found.

More recently, researchers at Rockefeller Institute used ultrasonography, microscopic examinations, and fat-metabolism studies to see if “cellulite affected” and unaffected skin areas differed in seven healthy adult subjects – five women, two men; four of them “cellulite” affected, three unaffected.

Not surprisingly – the researchers concluded: (a) certain characteristics of skin make women more prone than men to develop the appearance of “cellulite”; and (b) there were no differences in the appearance or function of the fatty tissue or the regional blood flow between “cellulite” affected and unaffected body areas within these individuals…

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