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06 June 2011

Brown fat cells may combat obesity

There are two types of fat: the white kind that stores kilojoules and the brown kind that burns them. Now, researchers say that it is actually possible to make more brown fat to help people lose weight.

The human body has two kinds of fat: the "bad" white kind that stores kilojoules and the "good" brown kind that burns them. Now, researchers say that it is actually possible to make more brown fat to help people lose weight.

"It's a marbling at the cellular level," Cypess said. "We wondered: Wouldn't it be nice if you could grow more brown fat? The answer is yes."

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