Brown fat associated with less heart and metabolic disease

Brown fat associated with less heart and metabolic disease

Brown fat associated with less heart and metabolic diseaseAt a Glance People with measurable levels of brown fat were less likely to have type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, or high blood pressure. Brown fat appeared to be protective even if people were overweight or obese, highlighting its potential as a target for disease prevention. A less common type of fat, called brown fat, uses blood sugar and fat molecules to create heat and help maintain body temperature. The researchers compared the prevalence of several heart and metabolic diseases between people with brown fat and a matched group who didn’t have measurable brown fat. “The natural question that everybody has is, ‘What can I do to get more brown fat?’” Cohen says.

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