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Name: Carolyn G.
Status: Other
Grade:  Other
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Date: August 2005


Question:
What keeps fat cells viable in the human body? Does it have a blood source?



Replies:
Fat cells contain a nucleus and cytoplasm just like all cells and can contain a fat globule that can comprise up to 85% of the cell's mass. Like all tissues, adiipose (fat) tissue is permeated with capillaries which bring oxygen and nutrients to the fat cells, so they have everything they need to survive.

Ron Baker, Ph.D.



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