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Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

From Science Daily Coffee (stock image).Credit: © dimakp / Adobe Stock Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. The pioneering study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of …
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Genetic switch controls conversion of bad to good fat

Science Daily Research findings opens opportunities to offer opportunities to develop new treatments to tackle metabolic diseases, like diabetes Fat cells are the bane of a dieter’s existence, but fat is important. Previous studies showed the subcutaneous white fat cells can transform to brown and beige varieties when exposed to cold stress. These dusky forms …
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Guarana switches on brown fat to restrict weight gain, researchers find

  Colombian and Brazilian researchers have shown that guarana supplementation attenuated markers of obesity and insulin resistance in rats that were fed a high fat diet.   In the recent study, published in the journalPhytotherapy Research​​​, the authors, who are associated with institutions in Puerto Alegre and Lagarto, Brazil and Barranquilla in Colombia, looked into …
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Gut Hormone & Brown Fat Interact To Tell The Brain It’s Time To Stop Eating

  Researchers from Germany and Finland have shown that so-called “brown fat” interacts with the gut hormone secretin in mice to relay nutritional signals about fullness to the brain during a meal. The study, appearing November 15 in the journal Cell, bolsters our understanding of a long-suspected role of brown adipose tissue (BAT) — a type …