Thursday, November 29, 2012

Recognizing "Beige Fat" as calorie-burning

Upon doing a little research on the correlation between obesity and cancer, I was interested to learn more about the variety of fat cells in our body.
First off, as adults, we have very little to no "brown fat" cells because those cells are found mainly in infants. "White fat" cells on the other hand are those cells that store excess fat.
Did you know that a "beige fat" cell that is found to be genetically distinguishable in adult humans is also one that may prove to be curative for the chronic medical condition of obesity and other diseases like diabetes?
Learn more about the interesting findings made by scientists such as Bruce Spiegelman (pictured below) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute from the article, "Calorie-Burning "Beige Fat" Identified.

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