Cold-activated brown fat cells burn fat to produce warmth, instead of storing it like white fat cells. However, according to scientists from the US and Greece, it is now possible to turn white fat cells into brown fat cells in humans. This discovery opens up new opportunities for the fight against obesity, the research groups write in Cell Metabolism. Continue reading
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Scientists of the Harvard School of Public Health discovered a novel mechanism, partly responsible for a disrupted metabolism in obesity. In their article, recently published in Nature Medicine, the authors present a process that takes place in liver cells, which can eventually lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Continue reading
High- and normal-protein diets are associated with a higher metabolism and more storage of muscle mass than fat. To maintain this higher metabolism, dietary protein levels must remain high. This was postulated by Elisabeth Frost, researcher at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, during ObesityWeek 2014. Continue reading