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Brown Fat: What is It?

Posted on April 18, 2011 by Leave a comment

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fat cellsSomething many of us in the weight loss community have been following lately is the research on brown fat, a.k.a. brown adipose tissue, or BAT.

Why are we so interested? Preliminary research suggests this special kind of fat, found mostly at the back of the neck and along the base of the spine, seems to be connected with helping control and regulate one’s metabolism and weight.

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Is Indoor Heating a Cause of Obesity?

Posted on February 21, 2011 by 1 Comment

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thermostatYou may have heard reports about a recent study that claimed to have found a link between indoor heating and weight problems. But could it be true?

I find the study very interesting. What the researchers really found wasn’t that indoor heating was making people fat, but rather that people who spent a lot of time in climate-controlled buildings had a lower amount of so-called “brown fat” or brown adipose tissue when compared to those whose buildings were cooler.

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