Adipose tissue

loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes

In histology, adipose tissue or body fat or just fat is a tissue made up of cells called adipocytes. They store nutrients called fats in fat cells. Adipose tissue produce different compounds which are called adipokines. They include leptin, tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin 1 beta and others.[1]

Overweight teenage boy with too much adipose tissue on his belly.