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see fats and oilsfats and oils,
group of organic substances that form an important part of the diet and also are useful in many industries. The fats are usually solid, the oils generally liquid at ordinary room temperatures.
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; obesityobesity,
condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body. Obesity has been defined as a weight more than 20% above what is considered normal according to standard age, height, and weight tables, or by a complex formula known as the body mass index (BMI).
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What does it mean when you dream about being fat?

Being fat in a dream is a straightforward symbol of overindulgence, but it can also represent wealth and opulence. The dreaming mind often literalizes common verbal expressions in an effort to convey something to the conscious mind. Thus, an image of a fat person in a dream can indicate anything from a “fat cat,” to “fat chance,” to “fathead,” to “fat city.” (See also Obesity).

fat

[fat]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to an obese person.
(biochemistry)
Any of the glyceryl esters of fatty acids which form a class of neutral organic compounds.
(physiology)
The chief component of fat cells and other animal and plant tissues.

FAT

[fat or ¦ef¦ā′tē]
(computer science)

fat

1. Material accumulating on a trowel during smooth troweling; used to fill in small imperfections.
2.See fat concrete, fat lime, etc.

fat

1. any of a class of naturally occurring soft greasy solids that are esters of glycerol and certain fatty acids. They are present in some plants and in the adipose tissue of animals, forming a reserve energy source, and are used in making soap and paint and in the food industry
2. vegetable or animal tissue containing fat
3. Theatre a part in a play that gives an actor a good opportunity to show his talents
4. having a high content of a particular material or ingredient, such as resin in wood or oil in paint

FAT

FAT

(File Allocation Table) The mechanism that keeps track of files stored on disk in the FAT file system, which originated in DOS and was used in Windows prior to the NTFS file system. However, the FAT32 format is widely used with external devices for compatibility on all platforms (see FAT32).

The FAT Table
When a disk is high-level formatted, the FAT table is recorded twice and contains an entry for each cluster on the disk. The file system's directory list, which contains file name, extension, date, etc., points to the FAT entry where the file starts.

If a file is larger than one cluster, the first FAT entry points to the next FAT entry where the second cluster of the file is stored and so on to the end of the file. If a cluster becomes damaged, its FAT entry is marked as such, and that cluster is never used again. The original 16-bit version of (FAT16) supported hard disk partitions up to 4GB and files as large as 2GB. The 32-bit version dramatically increased capacity. See FAT32, NTFS, inode and file system.


The FAT Table
The file RESUME.DOC is stored in clusters 0, 2, 3 and 7. The directory entry points to cluster 0 where the file begins. The entry for cluster 0 points to cluster 2 and so on. BUDGET.XLS is stored in clusters 1, 4, 8 and 9.
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These studies suggest that brown fat may burn more energy in people who are lean.
What this means is that fucoxanthin can help white adipose tissue mimic some of the thermogenic properties of brown fat, ultimately resulting in a safe increase in metabolic rate and enhanced fat- burning.
Not only do these findings identify TRPV4 as a compelling therapeutic target, but they continue to build out our understanding of the role of brown fat in humans and in developing novel brown fat treatments for metabolic disease.
Brown fat is a type of tissue that burns energy, regulates body temperature, and is associated with lower amounts of white fat in the body - the presence of large amounts of white fat constitutes obesity.
Brown fat, unlike the more familiar white fat tissue, is most commonly seen in baby mammals and hibernating animals, is very efficient at generating heat.
Importantly, the data provides further understanding of the nature of brown fat in humans, thus allowing more rational approaches to effectively and safely develop drugs that augment this tissue in patients.
After six hours a day in the cold for a period of 10 days, people in their study increased brown fat, felt more comfortable and shivered less at 15 degree Celsius.
For the past year, through strategic collaboration and internal efforts, the Company has grown a large library of human brown fat stem cells.
Irisin is regulated by PGC1A, secreted from muscle to plasma after exercise and promotes the formation of brown fat via an unknown receptor.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers have identified a mechanism that can give energy-storing white fat some of the beneficial characteristics of energy-burning brown fat.
They had found out that brown fat can help stimulate weight loss.
Recent findings have revealed other secrets about fat as well--among them, the discovery of molecules that help inform fat cells when a person is exercising, and insight into the mysterious role that calorie-burning brown fat plays in weight control.