Adipocyte facts for kids
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There are two types of adipose tissue, white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT), which are also known as white and brown fat, respectively, and comprise two types of fat cells.
Fat cells in some mice have been shown to drop in count due to fasting, and other properties were observed when exposed to cold.
If the adipocytes in the body reach their maximum capacity of fat, they may replicate to allow additional fat storage.
Additionally, adipocytes are responsible for the production of the hormone leptin. Leptin is important in regulation of appetite and acts as a satiety (fullness) factor.
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