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brown fat

n.
One of two types of fatty tissue in mammals, especially in newborn infants and hibernating animals, that is composed of dark-colored cells containing numerous mitochondria and lipids, which are converted into body heat.
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brown fat

n
(Physiology) tissue composed of a type of fat cell that dissipates as heat most of the energy released when food is oxidized; brown adipose tissue. It is present in hibernating animals and human babies and is thought to be important in adult weight control
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brown′ fat′


n.
brownish yellow adipose tissue that accumulates in hibernating mammals, producing heat if the body becomes too cold.
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A study by the School of Medicine at theUniversity of Nottingham,found that it does this by stimulating brown adipose tissue, also known as "brown fat" in your body, which burns calories to generate body heat.
But infants (and many small mammals) have fat deposits that are made up of brown adipose tissue, or simply "brown fat." Unlike the white variety, brown fat has the capability of converting energy stored as fat into heat.
In contrast, it has been reported that ucp3 mRNA was highly expressed in the brown adipose tissue (BAT) of rats soon after birth, decreased until three months, and recovered thereafter [23].
Scientists now realize that the activity of brown adipose tissue, also known as "brown" or "good" fat, is markedly lost with age.
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