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Brown Fat: What is It?

Posted on April 18, 2011 by Dr. KaplanLeave 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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Spice Up Your Metabolism

Posted on November 4, 2010 by Dr. Kaplan3 Comments

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Green chili peppersCall it nature’s outdated survival plan. Anytime one tries to cut calories in an attempt to lose weight, the body responds by slowing metabolism to closer match calorie intake and to prevent weight loss.

Of course, in times when humans lived as hunter-gatherers and a steady supply of food was never a guarantee, this mechanism worked very well in helping one survive until the next meal could be found or caught. In fact, at one time, being able to gain weight quickly and hold onto it was a distinct genetic advantage!

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