Brown fat is found in those mammals which have an oxidation power 20 times more than that of yellow fat because brown fat cells are loaded with a large number of mitochondria. PLEASE ELABORATE THIS STATEMENT.

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White adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue are the two basic forms of adipose tissue.

Mitochondria, as we all know, play a critical role in maintaining energy balance in metabolic tissues, including adipose tissues.

The brown colour of brown adipose tissue or fat is due to the presence of a large number of iron-containing mitochondria, which results in increased oxygen consumption. As a result, it produces heat by burning calories.


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