Adipose Tissue : Overview Of Physiological Functions

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Adipose Tissue: Overview of Physiological Functions

Hong Lan Huang, 1296959

Abstract With increasing number of obese people in the world, people tend to have more interests in body fat other than its basic structure. Many people often struggle to lose weight in order to have perfect body shape, or to prevent obesity induced chronic diseases. Failure to prevent excess of body weight in one’s body might result to life threat diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart diseases. Before, body fat is simply known as a lipid droplet cell. Today, more studies and experiments are conducted in favor of examine the importance of adipose tissue’s function in the human body. Adipose tissue (body fat) has a significant physiological role to maintain body’s homeostasis. The following review will provide prominent knowledge of the adipose tissue’s development, structure, functions, and its relation to obesity. Adipose tissue is extremely essential for one’s health by performing as a heat generating organ, an immunological organ, and an endocrine organ.

Introduction It is interesting to know that many people might perceive higher proportion of body fat in human is both advantageous and disadvantageous. On the one hand, fat protects human’s bodies. For example, some people believe that fat people feel less cold than thin people in extreme cold weather. In other cases, some people believe that fat people get less injured than thin people in an accident. On the other hand,
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