Cold conditions help body produce calorie-burning fat

October 10, 2014 12:46 PM

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Cold conditions help body produce calorie-burning fat

Known as brown adipose tissue (BAT), brown fat is a kind of fat tissue that burns energy and glucose to generate heat.

White fat does not have this ability but plays a role in burning calories when it takes on some brown fat characteristics and the tissue created in this process is called beige fat.

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