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Adipose Tissue Development in Man

  • Jerome L. Knittle


Adipose tissue in man can be divided into two major categories. One is the deep-seated part spread around the various visceral spaces of the trunk, neck, and limbs; the other is subcutaneous, which appears to develop later. It is this latter portion that plays the most prominent role in the development of obesity.


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  • Jerome L. Knittle
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  1. 1.Division of Nutrition and MetabolismMt. Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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