What is Fat?
Another name for body fat is adipose tissue. Individual cells are called adipocytes. Adipo- means fat and -cyte means cell. Primary fat that individuals have are called white adipose tissue which is a milky yellow colour. Another type will be brown adipose tissue that is orange/reddish in colour.
Non-essential fat is not needed to sustain life but is where there is excess and stored as energy. When this energy is not used or more calories are taken in daily than what you burn, you will gain weight. This will then be called excess fat. Fat can also be used as fuel in the form of energy; it can provide insulation against cold and protect your vital organs when forming coats around it.
Where there is excess adipose tissue in an area that is where problems can occur, it will make you fat or obesity can occur and can lead to serious health problems.