Since mature adipocytes do not divide,how can adults gain weight

since mature adipocytes do not divide,how can adults gain weight
rholdbrook
Asked Mar 14, 2010
Adipocytes can expand in volume up to 4x their original size. In the 1970s a study came out that said that adipocytes can divide, but this is still refuted. In adult humans there is a 10% turnover of adipocytes annually.

http://www.stembook.org/node/561

fishgrrl
Answered Sep 25, 2010

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