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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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Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified

  An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet have, in experiments on mice, pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat. The study is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.   Obesity is a major global health issue, affecting all age groups. Obesity increases the risk …
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New molecule may help fight obesity by converting ‘bad’ fat to ‘good’ fat

  New research, published online in The FASEB Journal, suggests that activation of a chemical called Beta-LGND2 by the estrogen receptor Beta (ER-Beta) reduces obesity and metabolic diseases in mice by converting bad fat (white fat) to good fat (brown fat). This is significant as brown fat increases metabolism and may facilitate weight loss.   …