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Scientists Discover Why Brown Fat Is Good for People’s Health

August 23, 2019

Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect…
Humans have three times more brown body fat

March 1, 2017

A study of 3,000 PET-Scans yields new data on the proportion of brown fat Compared to white fat,…
How to turn white fat brown

December 8, 2016

Penn scientists discover a molecular trigger of fat-cell ‘browning’ program, which could lead to better treatments for obesity…
Brown fat keeps blood sugar in check

March 13, 2016

Australian scientists have shown that brown fat – a special type of fat that burns energy to produce…
Brown fat may warm us up at dawn

March 10, 2016

Brown fat is well known for protecting the body from cold temperatures, and now researchers have discovered that…
‘Beiging’ white fat cells to fight diabetes

February 17, 2016

Penn Study reveals a signaling pathway required for beige fat formation Researchers are getting closer to learning how…
Activating beige fat in humans could combat obesity

December 17, 2015

The body’s ability to harness heat production by converting white fat cells, which store calories, into beige fat…
Engineered hot fat implants reduce weight gain in mice

August 22, 2015

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a novel way to engineer the growth and expansion…
UTMB uncovers how common white fat can be turned into energy-burning brown fat in humans

August 6, 2015

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered, for the first time in humans,…
Fat finding

April 23, 2015

Study finds a novel way to target brown fat regulation to reduce obesity A study by researchers in…
Researchers Identify Calorie-Burning ‘Beige’ Fat in Humans

April 19, 2015

For the first time, a research team, led by a UC San Francisco biologist, has isolated energy-burning “beige”…
Researchers discover how body’s good fat tissue communicates with brain

March 28, 2015

Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that…
Hacking Fat Cells’ Metabolism Does Not Affect Insulin Resistance

January 12, 2015

Mouse study also suggests inability to burn fat in “brown fat” doesn’t lead to weight gain In the…
To trigger energy-burning brown fat, just chill

January 8, 2015

Those who overindulged during the holidays may want to get a shot of cold air to kick-start some…
Fat cells reprogrammed to increase fat burning

December 13, 2014

White adipose tissue stores excess calories as fat that can be released for use in other organs during…
Use of MR to Identify Brown Fat Could Fuel Obesity Therapies

December 1, 2014

The first MR imaging study to show “brown fat” in a living adult could help researchers develop therapies…
Adenosine can melt ‘love handles’

October 16, 2014

Researchers at the University of Bonn discover a new signaling pathway to combat excess body weight The number…
Immune system molecules may promote weight loss

June 6, 2014

The calorie-burning triggered by cold temperatures can be achieved biochemically – without the chill – raising hopes for…
Lack of seipin in testes could cause male infertility

May 2, 2014

Stage-specific expression of seipin in human and murine testis. Credit: (c) PNAS, 2014. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1324025111 Jiahao Sha and his…
Key milestone for brown fat research with a ground-breaking MRI scan

April 20, 2014

The first MRI scan to show ‘brown fat’ in a living adult could prove to be an essential…
Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat to brown

February 5, 2014

A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion…
Hormone Discovery May Aid Diabetes, Obesity Treatment

January 13, 2014

HMS researchers are unlocking the secrets of a hormone known to stimulate weight loss and improve glucose metabolism.…
Researchers find protein that regulates the burning of body fat

November 19, 2013

Muscle movements generate body heat. However, body heat can also be generated in another way: body fat contains…
Study unlocks origin of brown fat cells important in weight maintenance

September 27, 2013

In ongoing research aimed at battling obesity, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have deciphered how new fat cells are…
Conversion from bad fat to good fat

May 2, 2013

Scientists from ETH Zurich have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a…
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