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Fat cells (red) and blood vessels (green).
Editor's Pics

Fat cells (red) and blood vessels (green).

Fat cells (red) and blood vessels (green).
Editor's Pics

Fat cells (red) and blood vessels (green).

Daniela Malide, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH
A mouse's fat cells (red) are shown surrounded by a network of blood vessels (green). Fat cells store and release energy, protect organs and nerve tissues, insulate us from the cold and help us absorb important vitamins.
Fat cells (red) and blood vessels (green).

Daniela Malide, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH


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