Can our bodies really transform muscle into fat and fat into muscle?

The short answer is “no.” Muscle and fat are two fundamentally different types of tissue, so muscle never degenerates into fat, and fat cannot be transformed into muscle.

The components your body uses to make each are not the same, so while it can appear that one is morphing into the other, there are actually two processes at work.

So, what’s actually happening when we witness dramatic changes in our body composition over time? ….more