Brown fat may protect against a variety of disease, including type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease, a new study of 50,000 people shows.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~7 min
Vitamin D deficiency resulted in stunted growth and additional fat reserves in zebrafish, research shows.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~4 min
Batteries that can conform to the shape of a robot's body double as protection and far more efficient energy storage could pave the way for new bots.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Evidence that fat-burning neurons can grow in response to leptin suggests a potential way to promote weight loss, say researchers.
July 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Researchers have found signals that start the process of turning fat into heat in mice. It could pave the way for activating the same signals in humans.
June 17, 2020 • ~5 min
"With everything happening right now, this is one thing we can control or manage and it has the potential to help our mental health."
June 2, 2020 • ~5 min
Why do people of different sexes vary in their susceptibility to various diseases? New research points to body fat and the immune system.
March 2, 2020 • ~7 min
The fat around our arteries, PVAT, may have an important role in letting the blood vessels "stress relax."
Feb. 21, 2020 • ~4 min
In the short-term, a keto diet may offer health benefits. But after about a week, it can lead to negative health effects, a new study with mice shows.
Jan. 27, 2020 • ~4 min
Tongue fat is a risk factor for sleep apnea and losing tongue fat reduces the severity apnea, researchers have discovered.
Jan. 10, 2020 • ~6 min