Cells from fat mend bone, cartilage, muscle and even the heart

Adipose tissue is a natural storehouse of healing cells

fat stem cells

FAT AS A FIXER  Adipose tissue, a collection of fat-storing cells (red) surrounded by connective tissue (yellow), has its own supply of blood and immune cells.

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