Adipose tissue

February 5, 2005 by  
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This is another term for body fat. The adipose tissue stores energy and provides cushioning for body organs as well as body insulation. 95 per cent of adipose tissue is white, but about five per cent is brown. Brown adipose tissue can oxidize glucose and fatty acids from food, releasing their energy as heat.

Information compiled by Linda Lazarides
Naturopathic Nutritionist, Author, Educator

Linda Lazarides is Course Director of the School of Modern Naturopathy and author of eight books on health, nutrition and naturopathy.

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