Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. Anything human!
We have two kind of fat tissues: white adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue. The white adipose tissue stores and save energy to use later, but the brown adipose tissue uses and generate it to heat. Most of the time, women have more brown fat than men. Their body temperature, hence, is higher than males.
Beside brown adipose tissue, which derives its color from rich vascularization and densely packed mitochondria, is found in various locations of the animal. In hibernating animals and neonates, brown adipose tissue is important for regulating body temperature via non-shivering thermogenesis.
Hmm... from what i knew brown adipose tissue is only degraded in emergency cases, so having more of it wouldn't affect your body temperature
Here's a question for you: how can the brown addipose cell produce only heat and no ATP from the oxidation of lipids? What is the mechanism that drives this process?
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Sorry.... guess i got a little hot under the collar.
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