The age-old question of why men store fat in their bellies and women
store it in their hips may have finally been answered: Genetically
speaking, the fat tissue is almost completely different.
"We found that out of about 40,000 mouse genes, only 138 are
commonly found in both male and female fat cells," said Dr. Deborah
Clegg, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern
Medical Center and senior author of the study appearing in the International Journal of Obesity.
"This was completely unexpected. We expected the exact opposite - that
138 would be different and the rest would be the same between the