Human anatomical fat distribution.
Subcutaneous white adipose tissues from different embryonic origins are located in the face and body regions. Inner white adipose depots are depicted in the intra-abdominal (i.e., retro-peritoneal, omental and visceral), lung, kidney and heart regions. The brown adipose tissue is mainly distributed in the cervical, paravertebral and sub-clavicle regions. Note that some white adipocytes arise de novo from bone marrow-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells. This process contributes more to visceral than to subcutaneous adipose development.