Adipose Tissue

Adipose tissue, or fatty tissue, is a connective tissue consisting mainly of fat cells, specialized to synthesize and contain large globules of fat, within a structural network of fibres. It is found mainly under the skin but also in deposits between the muscles, in the intestines and in their membrane folds, around the heart and elsewhere. Adipose tissue is also found in the bone marrow, where it imparts a yellow color (yellow marrow is most abundant in adults.)

The fat stored in adipose tissue comes from dietary fats or is produced in the body.