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News tag: brown fat


Weight loss

Less known reasons why weight loss measures may fail


17 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
People are getting frustrated when they see the pounds accumulate, and look at the usual suspects such as spending too much time watching TV or skipping physical activities. Resorting to weight loss measures, one starts to exercise more, have a healthy diet, and drinking plenty of water. Despite all these,…

obesity

Hormones and brain cooperate in dealing with excess body fat


19 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Two naturally occurring hormones and brain signals work together in shedding off excess fat, according to new Australian research. Scientists from Monash University unveiled a mechanism at molecular level triggered by the combined action of leptin and insulin. Leptin, produced in fat cells, is responsible for suppressing appetite, while insulin…

pill

Drug for overactive bladder may boost energy level


12 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The drug used to control an overactive bladder can potentially provide more metabolic power than what brown fat produces under normal circumstances, a new research says. Brown fat, even without any help from the drug, burns energy to generate heat. White fat, on the other hand, stores energy and is…

diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes better controlled with “good fat”


25 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Type 2 Diabetes patients receive additional support from brown fat, also known as “good fat”, by warming up the body in cold weather and burning up calories in the process, dipping into excess sugars. People suffering from Type 2 Diabetes are unable to process insulin properly, and suffer from elevated…