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Principles of Molecular Medicine

Adipose tissue development and metabolism

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Collins, S; Bai, Y; Robidoux, J
December 1, 2006

Excess body fat is associated with many medical complications and obesity has become a major health problem in the United States and most other industrialized countries. The existence of adipose tissue as a specialized organ reflects the mechanism developed by organisms over time to cope with irregular and unpredictable supplies of nutrients. This ability to store fat was probably a survival feature of Homo sapiens; however, excess body fat has become a major heath problem. This chapter will briefly examine development and metabolic functions of adipose tissue and how these processes are regulated. © 2006 Humana Press Inc.

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9781588292025

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December 1, 2006

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537 / 539
 

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Collins, S., Bai, Y., & Robidoux, J. (2006). Adipose tissue development and metabolism. In Principles of Molecular Medicine (pp. 537–539). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-963-9_51
Collins, S., Y. Bai, and J. Robidoux. “Adipose tissue development and metabolism.” In Principles of Molecular Medicine, 537–39, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-963-9_51.
Collins S, Bai Y, Robidoux J. Adipose tissue development and metabolism. In: Principles of Molecular Medicine. 2006. p. 537–9.
Collins, S., et al. “Adipose tissue development and metabolism.” Principles of Molecular Medicine, 2006, pp. 537–39. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-1-59259-963-9_51.
Collins S, Bai Y, Robidoux J. Adipose tissue development and metabolism. Principles of Molecular Medicine. 2006. p. 537–539.
Journal cover image

DOI

ISBN

9781588292025

Publication Date

December 1, 2006

Start / End Page

537 / 539