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Different fat cell types may be the key to obesity.
Research has discovered that not all fat cells are the same – some release fat into the body and some help to burn fat – so getting the balance right may help fight obesity.

Scientists have long believed fat is fat. There is white fat, which stores energy, and brown fat, which helps maintain body temperature, but it basically develops in the same way. We also know being overweight or obese – as experienced by about 70 per cent of Australians – is linked with a higher risk of metabolic conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and fatty liver disease.

But, in a world-first, University of Melbourne researchers have led an international study, which found differences in white fat cells. Some white fat cells actually help burn energy, while others are the culprits that release fat into the bloodstream at high rates.

Source: unimelb.edu.au

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