Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Beige fat 'indispensable' in protecting the brain from dementia

Beige is considered a calming paint color, and scientists have new evidence that beige fat has a similar impact on the brain, bringing down the inflammation associated with the more common white fat and providing protection ...

Medical research

Eating less is healthy thanks to gut bacteria

Mice with a lower calorie intake live longer and are both healthier and leaner. A team of researchers funded by the SNSF may have found the reason for this positive effect: much of it is down to gut microbial communities ...

Medical research

Researchers find way to convert bad body fat into good fat

There's good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. ...

Medical research

Calorie-burning 'good' fat can be protected, says study

UC San Francisco researchers studying beige fat—a calorie-burning tissue that can help to ward off obesity and diabetes—have discovered a new strategy to cultivate this beneficial blubber.

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