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Brown Fat

Can Human Body Be Tricked Into Burning Calories?

| Jennifer Couzin-Frankel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

What if you could trick your body into thinking you were racing on a treadmill—and burning off calories at a rapid clip—while simply walking down...

This Is Kind Of A Big Deal For Obesity Research

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living

A digitally-enhanced axial MRI of the upper chest (as if viewed from the feet). Areas of potential brown fat are shown in green. In the world of ...

Anna Almendrala

Obese People Don't Have Enough Of This Special Kind Of Fat. Why?

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Not all fat cells are created equally. There's squishy, energy-storing white fat under our skin, and then there's brown fat, deeply embedded along the...

Why Sleep Is Crucial For Surviving The Holiday Season

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Looking for some help to avoid the seasonal weight gain? In addition to the standard advice, I'd like to add another strategy to the list: get plenty of sleep.

Anna Almendrala

How Your Ethnicity Could Affect Your Body Fat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

"Brown fat," a type of fatty tissue that burns sugar and fat instead of storing it, is a hot topic among diabetes and obesity researchers racing to fi...

8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Body Fat

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Body fat: It's soft, it's squishy and it gets a bad rap. But fat also plays a vital role in keeping our bodies running smoothly. We store extra energy...

"Marijuana' Study May Lead To Eat-All-You-Want Diet Pill

Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/06/2012 12:30 PM EST on LiveScience A dreamy diet pill that someday allows people to ...

Is 'Brown Fat' The Next Big Thing In Weight Control?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By all means, stay tuned to the smoke signals about brown fat. But I urge you to keep other irons in the fire.

Brown Fat Furnishes Physiological Furnace

| Posted 01.27.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) When it comes to the battle of the bulge, putting on more muscle will burn extra calorie...

Transforming Fat Spurs Weight Loss, Mouse Study Shows

ABC News | MIKAELA CONLEY | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

In a finding that may be exciting for many, researchers were able to turn white fat -- the kind that stores calories -- into brown fat -- which acts l...

BREAKTHROUGH: Can 'Brown Fat' Injections Combat Obesity?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Can you fight fat with fat? If a recent study posted by our friends at io9 is any indication, researchers may have discovered a way to transform white...