An unchecked, sedentary lifestyle can lead to fat? File this under “Well, duh…”.
Note: The article mentions nothing of diet and profile (age, health, etc) of the human subjects.
Prolonged Sitting Turns Off Fat-Burning Enzyme
i Sitting for extended periods of time causes the body to turn off its fat-burning mechanisms, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes and presented at the Second International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health.
Researchers injected rats and pigs with a small amount of radioactive fat, then traced where that fat went in their bodies. Among animals that were kept stationary, the fat was removed from the blood vessels in the muscles and instead stored in adipose tissue in places such as the kidneys. Unlike fat in the blood vessels of muscles, fat in adipose tissue is not easily burned.[/i]