September 13th, 2008

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New Findings on Brown Fat

Mercola is talking about the difference between brown fat and white fat. It turns out that researchers are trying to make/invent a drug that stimulates a transcription factor (PRDM16) which causes cells that might have become muscle to become brown fat cells, thus shifting the organism's metabolism into "fat-burning mode." This is imagined to be a potential treatment for obesity.
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