adipose tissue


Definition of adipose tissue

: connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat

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Recent Examples on the Web Both groups experienced decreases in epicardial adipose tissue (one of two kinds of fat deposits surrounding the heart). Pam Moore, Washington Post, "Cardio isn’t enough. For a healthy heart, add resistance training.," 31 Aug. 2020 Those in adipose tissue help to regulate body heat. Quanta Magazine, "Immune Cell Assassins Reveal Their Nurturing Side," 11 Feb. 2020 The team took biopsies of adipose tissue at the end of each study phase, measured changes to its gene activity, and checked to see which, if any, might be correlated with weight regain. Daniel Engber, Scientific American, "Unexpected Clues Emerge About Why Diets Fail," 13 Jan. 2020 The physician makes a number of passes with the instrument and creates a number of pencil-sized tunnels through the adipose tissue. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Treatments to sculpt your body: Is Liposuction or CoolSculpting® an option?," 12 June 2018 Fat is made of adipose tissue while muscles are composed of different types of protein., "3 common fitness 'tips' to ignore," 17 Apr. 2018 And, how potential alterations in adipose tissue lipolysis affected substrate (FFA and glucose) utilization patterns and endurance running performance., "Optimum Performance: What you eat before training and competition matters," 13 Apr. 2018 Some gets stored in the liver as a reserve tank, and any excess is stored as fat, both in the liver and in adipose tissue around your body. Amy Marturana, SELF, "Are Carbs Bad for You? What Eating Carbs Actually Does to Your Body," 6 Jan. 2018 This produced inflammation in the adipose tissue, which in turn led to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Insulin resistance cause found, reversed in animal study," 21 Sep. 2017

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Adipose tissue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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: connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat

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