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What is intramuscular fat and what does it do?

Intramuscular fat refers to the fat found in the muscle. It is located between muscle fibres, and it acts as an energy source for the muscle.

It is said that intramuscular fat can contribute as much as 20% of energy towards muscle during exercise, but this is also influenced by a person’s diet, gender, and the type of exercise that is being performed.

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