Understanding the brown fat
tissue and how it can be used to such ends is of growing interest in the search to help people suffering from obesity or at a high risk of developing diabetes.
People who have more brown fat
than those with less brown fat
may be able to burn more calories, tend to be leaner, and also have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
There are two types of fat in the human body: brown fat
and white fat.
A survey reveals they can help you lose weight because when you're with pals you burn up brown fat
, which burns calories.
Mice lacking a protein that responds to the hunger-promoting hormone ghrelin burn more energy in their brown fat
than other mice, Yuxiang Sun of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston reported December 13.
Mice lacking the gene also had twice as many brown fat
cells as normal mice.
Scientists have discovered a biochemical switch that triggers the creation of brown fat
, which is normally present in newborn babies but almost absent in adults.
But brown fat
is different: It's a type of fat that burns energy and gives off heat.
This unique protein (UCP1) is normally only active in brown fat
, a type of fat that is capable of non-shivering thermogenesis, a process that ultimately results in an increase in metabolic rate by "uncoupling" energy transfer in the cells.
a company harnessing breakthroughs in brown fat
biology and insulin sensitization to revolutionize the treatment of metabolic disease, today announced the publication of key preclinical data demonstrating that inhibition of the Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid (TRPV) family of ion channels - specifically TRPV4 - resulted in activation of brown/beige fat and protection from diet-induced obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance.
But one thing which is not too well known to everyone is how to exercise properly so as to develop one's brown fat
(our good fat), and reduce one's white fat (the bad fat).
The scientists found two hormones that were naturally occurring in the brain, which converted white fat to brown fat
cells, otherwise known as adipocytes and burns energy.