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Brown adipose tissue is a type of connective tissue in a human adult occurring in small amounts. Much more important is this tissue for small mammals and animals hibernating . It is the role of animals undergoing hibernation is an exciting topic for researchers to considerations of the role of the scantily- appearing tissue and the possibility of using its thermogenic properties for humans. This paper seeks to systematize data on the occurrence and distribution of human tissues . Shows the microscopic structure of brown adipose tissue cells , and also draws attention to its importance in the manufacture of heat. The mechanisms influencing the tissue by oxidation of fatty acids to form CO2 and H2O and a large amount of heat release cause concern in modern medicine brown adipose tissue and its use in the fight against obesity and its consequences , such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, and diabetes. Detailed understanding of the structure and the mechanisms governing the brown adipose tissue in animals may open new possibilities for the treatment of obesity in humans.
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