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fat cell

[′fat ‚sel]
(histology)
The principal component of adipose connective tissue; two types are yellow fat cells and brown fat cells.
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Unlike brown fat cells that form distinct anatomical depots, newly identified and isolated beige fat cells, which are interspersed within white adipose tissues, arise from a different developmental lineage from the brown fat cells and have dual functions regulating both energy storage and energy dissipation (1).
But they can't dissolve as many fat cells as are needed to lose drastic weight in a few sessions," says Dr Amit Gupta, plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Sama Hospital.
Even though they were grown in a lab, from other cells, they burn energy similar to normal brown fat cells.
In addition to nutrient storage and their effect on body shape, fat cells or adipocytes provide an important cushioning role for visceral organs and the eyeball.
Part of the process by which calories are turned into fat involves adipogenesis, the differentiation of stem cells into fat cells.
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Spiegelman has published a series of discoveries about the different fat cell types.
A preliminary new study suggests that the pungent component in black pepper known as piperine fights fat by blocking the formation of new fat cells, Health News reported.
Scientists found fat cells around the stomach and heart grew in size - but not in number.
The ability to convert fat cells into fat-burning cells may suggest novel therapeutic strategies for obesity.
Unlike most other methods of fat reduction that use heat, CoolSculpting cools fat cells to temperatures that trigger their natural death, shrinking the cells that are then eliminated naturally by the body over the following weeks and months.
6 (ANI): Good news for people who wish to eat fat and lose weight at the same time, as team of researchers has identified a pathway to prevent fat cells from growing larger that leads to weight gain and obesity.