crisscrossing Science Episode 56: Consider the Adipose-ibilities

In this episode, Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) and Chad Tillberg (professor of biology at Linfield College) speak with Dr. Janet Peterson, a professor of kinesiology at Linfield College and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Preventive Care Specialist, about fat and fat tissue. Fat cells, also known as adipose cells, store energy for the body to be accessed later. Each cell likes to maintain a certain percentage of fullness, releasing hormones of hunger whenever their stored fat falls below this level. Although this feedback makes traditional dieting very difficult, new research shows some optimism for how to live a healthy lifestyle for your body.