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CNS Nutrition Specialist Exam Prep

Category - CBNS

Brown adipose tissue performs what function in the body:

  1. Protects internal organs from injury
  2. Storage site for triglycerides
  3. Is considered to be “essential fat” that supports metabolic processes
  4. Heat production and regulation of body temperature
Answer and Explanation

Your answer: -
Answer: D - Brown adipose tissue is believed to regulate heat production and body temperature, particularly in infants who are susceptible to hypothermia. White adipose tissue is the major type of fat in the body. It protects internal organs from injury, stores triglycerides, and makes up the essential fat that supports many metabolic processes.