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Synonyms for fat

Synonyms for fat

adipose tissue

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an amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate

having the qualities of fat

relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite

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a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)

a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy

having an (over)abundance of flesh

having a relatively large diameter

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containing or composed of fat

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lucrative

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marked by great fruitfulness

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Prof Labros Sidossis, of Rutgers University in the US, said: "Our study explains the paradox that BCAA supplements can potentially benefit those with active brown fat, such as healthy people, but can be detrimental to others, including the elderly, obese and people with diabetes."
Professor Labros Sidossis, of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, said: "Our study explains the paradox that BCAA supplements can potentially benefit those with active brown fat - such as healthy people - but can be detrimental to others, including the elderly, obese and people with diabetes."
Brown fat, also known as "good" fat, is used to process food and churn out body heat.
Specialized fat cells called beige and brown fat, on the other hand, can burn calories rather than store them to generate heat and keep us warm.
People with a lower body mass index (BMI) therefore have a higher amount of brown fat. 'Brown fat works in a different way to other fat in your body and produces heat by burning sugar and fat, often in response to cold,' said Professor Michael Symonds, from the University of Nottingham.
Professor Michael Symonds, from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham, who co-directed the study, said this was the first research to show how coffee has an impact on brown fat in humans.
The pioneering study, by Nottingham University researchers, is one of the first to be conducted in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on 'brown fat'.
He said: "Brown fat works in a different way to other fat and produces heat by burning sugar and fat, often in response to cold.
Professor Michael Symonds, who co-directedthe research,explained: "Brown fat works in a different way to other fat in your body and produces heat by burning sugar and fat, often in response to cold.
Published in the journal 'Scientific Reports', the study is one of the first to be carried out in humans to discover components that can have a direct effect on 'brown fat' functions, an important part of the human body, which plays a key role in how fast calories can be burnt into energy.
Research shows that mice with increased numbers of brown fat cells are lean and protected from obesity, compared with those dominated by white fat.
Brown fat sets itself apart from ordinary white fat in its ability to generate heat.
Scientists think more energy-burning brown fat -- which exists in small deposits along the spine and neck -- might help that effort.
Studies found that turning white fat into brown fat can help people become more lean, and a Taiwanese study recently found that a compound found in red sage root, better known as Dan-sen, can accelerate the "white-to-brown" process.