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2014-04-17 14:32:49

The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Researchers from Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based method to identify and confirm the presence of brown adipose tissue in a living adult. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy and...

2014-04-09 15:59:18

Boston University researchers have learned new information about the consequences of overeating high-calorie foods. Not only does this lead to an increase in white fat cell production, the type prominent in obesity, but it also leads to the dysfunction of brown fat cells, the unique type of fat that generates heat and burns energy. This study is the first to describe how overeating causes brown fat cells to "whiten." Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the results...

Shivering Turns White Fat Into Brown Fat
2014-02-05 07:39:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most of us put off exercising when it is cold outside. However, new research is showing that shivering, which is the body's way to stay warm, is as equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing "white fat" into energy-burning "brown fat" as bouts of moderate exercise. The findings were published in a recent issue of Cell Metabolism. For example, 1.8 ounces of white fat stores 300 kilocalories of energy and the same...

Weight Loss Secret - Turn Down The Thermostat!
2014-01-23 04:00:50

[ Watch the Video: Cold Shoulder For Weight Loss ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While many animals pack on extra pounds as temperatures decrease, new research appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that people looking to lose weight could benefit from regular exposure to the cold. Conversely, the study also concludes that keeping warm and comfortable in our homes and offices could be responsible...

2013-12-16 23:02:43

Photonic Developments LLC is now offering a new way to lose weight by maximizing melatonin that stimulates development of brown fat that burns white fat. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Studies in Germany dating back to 1974 (1) describe how production of brown fat is stimulated by melatonin, the hormone of darkness. In 2001, it was shown that it is the blue rays in ordinary white light that suppress the production of melatonin. Exposure to ordinary light in the evening...

2013-11-21 13:53:03

Obesity and diabetes have become a global epidemic leading to severe cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the University of Utah believe their recent identification of brown fat stem cells in adult humans may lead to new treatments for heart and endocrine disorders, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Stem Cells. The study was led by Amit N. Patel, M.D. M.S., director of Clinical Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, and associate professor in the...

2013-11-19 13:18:59

Muscle movements generate body heat. However, body heat can also be generated in another way: body fat contains a small number of brown adipose cells – special fat cells that can generate heat without muscle activity. They do this using a protein known as UCP1 that enables babies or hibernating animals to keep warm without shivering. A research team at the University of Veterinary Medicine (Vetmeduni Vienna) has found that a specific chemical compound, an aldehyde, can activate UCP1 under...

Biorhythm Of Brown Fat Has Implications For Combating Obesity, Associated Diabetes And Heart Disease
2013-10-28 10:24:36

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine For nearly 300 years, investigators have known that body temperature follows a circadian, or 24-hour, rhythm, with a peak during the day and a low at night. The benefit of this control during evolution may have been to allow conservation of energy while sleeping because keeping body temperature above the surrounding temperature requires heat production from metabolic processes inside the body. But, it is also critical to be able to adapt to...

2013-09-26 13:07:49

In ongoing research aimed at battling obesity, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have deciphered how new fat cells are formed in energy-storing fat pads. In particular, researchers sought to find out the origin of "brown" fat cells and whether humans can make more of them in order to burn extra calories – a finding that could have significant impact in battling obesity and related diseases. "Much of the current excitement in the obesity field stems from recent observations...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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