Brown Fat

This is a repost with some very slight edits because of a request. I first came across the mentions of Brown Fat in early 2010. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published the first peer reviewed scientific papers on Brown Adipose Tissue in 2009. The research was undertaken due to the great concerns over…

Brown fat vs. white fat

I’ve been doing a bit of reading on some new research papers on body fat (adipose tissue). Most (almost all) of the fat in our bodies is white fat. Fat stores energy and acts as an insulator. White fat specifically, which could be up to 25% of body weight, does not generate heat. Until last…