Washington: A study has suggested that brown fat, which is the "good" fat that burns calories, can be used for treating obesity and diabetes.The study was led by Aaron Cypess, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, and he said it may be possible to make even more of this tissue."We are now even more optimistic that brown fat could be used for treating obesity and diabetes," Cypess said.Although most adult fat is calorie-storing white fat, most adults have some brown fat in an area extending from the front of the neck to the chest, he reported at The Endocrine Society`s meeting in 2009.
The process took about two weeks in a laboratory dish but likely occurs more quickly in the body, Cypess said."Some of these preadipocytes may have the choice to become either white or brown fat," he said.In another experiment, Cypess and his colleagues measured how many calories brown fat burns. To do so, they measured the fat cells`` oxygen consumption rate in both cultures and surgical tissue samples from volunteers."We demonstrated that brown fat burns up a substantial number of calories. We have an organ in our body whose job it is to generate heat and burn calories," Cypess said. ANI
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