But brown fat
is different: It's a type of fat that burns energy and gives off heat.
The other form of fatty tissue, known as "brown adipose tissue," or brown fat
, is rare in adult humans (in fact, until quite recently we thought that brown fat
was essentially absent in the adult body).
We think that what's happening is that, first, the brown fat
expends a lot of energy itself 6 it uses a lot of fuel," Goodyear said in a phone interview.
Turning white fat into brown fat
is an appealing therapeutic approach to staunching the obesity epidemic, but it has been difficult to do so in a safe and effective way," said study leader Domenico Accili, MD, professor of Medicine and the Russell Berrie Foundation Professor at CUMC.
Though the true role of brown fat
in adults is still a subject of investigation, its presence might help explain why some people gain weight more easily than others, or why a propensity for obesity tends to increase as people age.
With its innovative and proprietary programs, key intellectual property and unparalleled team of scientific co-founders, Ember has rapidly positioned itself at the forefront of the emerging area of brown fat
biology," said Dr.
Pre-clinical models indicate that increased amounts of brown fat
in the body may be responsible for additional caloric burning as well as reduced glucose and lipid levels in the body.
In 2009, three research groups reported that the deposits found in adult humans contained brown fat
, but the new research has identified them as beige fat by their genetic makeup.
BMP7 Program has Demonstrated Ability to Promote Brown Fat
Differentiation and Thermogenesis; Data Previously Featured in Nature
A special type of fat located mainly between and around the shoulder blades, brown fat
provides energy and helps infants to maintain a constant temperature.
Washington, Jan 03 ( ANI ): The thermogenic activity of brown fat
, which is a "good" fat located in the backs of our necks that helps burn "bad" white fat around our bellies, is reduced with the aging process, thus leading to old age obesity, according to a new study.
Weinreb include an update on the Company's ThermoStem (TM) Program designed to develop treatments using brown fat
stem cells for metabolic disorders and obesity focused on potentially preventing the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have identified a protein which regulates the activation of brown fat
in both the brain and the body's tissues.
Researchers have whipped up a batch of calorie-burning brown fat
cells, a feat that may ultimately lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes.
Yu-Hua Tseng and Aaron Cypess, have performed pioneering work in this field over the past several years, and were the first to show that a natural protein called BMP7 can help modulate the levels of brown fat