• Question: Does everyone have the same amount of cells

    Asked by panda1243 to Paul, Judith on 28 Jan 2019.
    • Photo: Judith Sleeman

      Judith Sleeman answered on 28 Jan 2019:

      Generally, bigger people will have more cells, rather than each cell being bigger. There is a bit of a mixed picture, though. We don’t make many new fat cells, they just swell up with lots of stored fat and tall people will have longer motor neurones as these cells have to reach from the spinal cord to the fingers and toes.