Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning ‘ Brown Fat ’

Cold temperatures may raise levels of calorie-burning “ brown fat ” in your body, a new study conducted with mice suggests. Unlike white fat, brown fat burns calories instead of storing them, and some studies have shown that brown fat has beneficial effects on glucose (blood sugar) tolerance, fat metabolism and body weight. “Overall, the percentage of brown fat in adults is small compared to white fat,” study lead author Hei Sook Sul, professor of nutritional science and […]

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