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Figure 2 | Biology of Sex Differences

Figure 2

From: Sex differences in human adipose tissues – the biology of pear shape

Figure 2

Key sex differences in adipose tissue. Compared to men, women are characterized by increased amounts of brown adipose tissue BAT and enlarged peripheral fat depots, whereas intra-abdominal fat depots are preferentially increased in men. Sex differences in the metabolic and endocrine function of these depots are associated with diminished disease risk in women. FFA free fatty acids.

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