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When you burn fat, where does it actually go?

Getting rid of fat can be exhausting, but it's as natural as breathing.

breathing runner

You're breathing away the byproducts of fat.

Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does.

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