Diabetes

Active brown adipose tissue protects against 'pre-prediabetes'

In a prospective study of young, lean adults, PET/CT imaging revealed that higher levels of active brown adipose tissue (also known as "brown fat") are more prevalent in individuals who exhibit very early indications of metabolic ...

Diabetes

Healthy metabolism despite obesity: Brown fat could be the key

Not all forms are obesity are the same and brown fat could make all the difference. A study led by Florian Kiefer's research group from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Department of Medicine III at MedUni ...

Diabetes

How glycogen is linked to heat generation in fat cells

Humans carry around with them, often abundantly so, at least two kinds of fat tissue: white and brown. White fat cells are essentially inert containers for energy stored in the form of a single large, oily droplet. Brown ...

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