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Islands of brown fat can occur in many different places in the body.

You may be able to appreciate a bit of extra pinkness to these cells, in addition to the vacuoles. You are seeing the protein-rich mitochondria.

In this section, you cannot really tell where the cell borders are. But the vacuoles make the brown fat clear.

This is more brown fat.

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