Adipose Tissue

What is Adipose Tissue?

Adipose Tissue

What is Adipose Tissue?

Adipose Tissue is a body fat that is a loose connective tissue which is mainly created of Adipocyte which main function is to store energy as fat. Adipose Tissue is located beneath the skin around your internal organs, in your bone marrow, intermuscular and within the breast tissue.

Adipose Tissue has many blood vessels. Adipose Tissue has a main role of storing energy in the form of lipids which are used to dissolve fatty acids, waxes, sterols etc.

Adipose Tissue produces essential hormones such as Leptin, estrogen, resistin, and cytokine. Adipose Tissue is a key connective tissue. It holds 20-25% of total body weight in a healthy human body.

There are two different forms of Adipose Tissue. These are white adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue. White adipose tissue is mainly found in adults where as brown adipose tissue is only really ever found in new born babies.

Adipose Tissue helps to control thermal insulation of the body.