People with age are gaining weight more easily, not because their metabolism slows down, but because their very ability to remove excess fat is weakened, Nature Medicine reported.
There are several common theories that explain the phenomenon of weight gain with age. According to one of these theories, a person begins to move less over the years, and the number of calories consumed remains unchanged, which is why a person gets better. According to another theory, over the years, a person slows down the metabolic rate, which in turn leads to weight gain.
Now, scientists from Sweden and France have offered their explanation for this phenomenon. Observations of 54 adults over 13 years showed that as they age, the rate at which fat is removed from cells decreases. This explains the occurrence of excess weight.
Scientists hope that their discovery will lead to the development of new drugs or methods of therapy for the prevention of the excess weight.