Fat Overview

Adipose tissue, or fat, is the anatomical term for loose connective tissue composed of fat cells, or adipocytes. The primary role of adipose tissue is to store energy in the form of fat. It helps to insulate and cushion the body. Adipose tissue is located in a number of places throughout the body, including beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat), around internal organs (visceral fat), in breast tissue, bone marrow, and the intramuscular system.

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