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Homework Help: A weird question

  1. Oct 17, 2005 #1
    I'm not sure if this question is suppose to be in this section but I'll ask anyway.
    Does anyone know why we store our excess fat mostly near the stomach and buttocks. I heard it has something to do with forces and physics, and it also seems to be an advantage.
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  3. Oct 17, 2005 #2


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    Perhaps because it's close to the center of body's mass and so requires less energy to maneuver around (i.e. less torque required)?
  4. Oct 17, 2005 #3
    I'm just speculating here, but I think the location of fat deposits should have something to do with maintaining a stable body temperature, however I'm sure there are a ton of explainations out there as to why we're built the way we are.

    Maybe someone with a background in biology should chime in?
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