Where does the fat go?

A paper recently published in the British Medical Journal shows that most medical professionals do not know what happens when you lose weight. The misconception is that the fat has been converted into energy.  But what really happens?

It goes into thin air. (Although it sounds like one, this is not a joke.)

Read more about the University of New South Wales study here, as well as the interesting questions asked of the researchers including, “Can you lose weight by breathing more?”

Before you test that theory and hyperventilate, head on over to the Maine Science Festival website for more information on the upcoming festival!