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BROWN AND WHITE ADIPOSE TISSUE

What are the main differences between brown and white adipose tissue?

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Most of the differences between these two fat types rleates to their metabolism.

The amount of brown fat in the body is greatest at birth. Brown fat is the major site for thermogenesis (heat production) in the newborn, and is especially prominent around the kidneys and adrenal glands. Smaller amounts are also found around the blood vessels of the chest and neck. In response to regulation by thyroid hormone and norepinephrine from ...

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