A Change in the Way We View Fat 

 Body fat, or adipose tissue, has long been thought as just a storage center for the excessive fat consumed in a diet.  Today, some leading experts now view fat as an organ, on par with other bodily organs, like the heart, brain and the liver.

Some, including Dr. Jane, regard fat as an active complex organ that regulates a host of hormones, including adipokines.  Adipose tissue also regulates a series of complex chemical events in a coordinated effort to keep the body lean.  When some of these systems within the fat cells ago awry, obesity can be the result.  

Additionally, adipose tissue helps to regulate other tissues and processes in our body, including immune cells, fat metabolism, carbohydrate and protein metabolism, blood clotting and blood pressure.


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Posted: 03/13/2009 at 07:48 AM
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