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We’ve told you before about brown fat, the helpful kind that torches kilojoules.
Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated new cells – beige fat – with nearly the same blubber-busting power of their brown cousins. Beige cells hide among white fat cells under your skin and switch between storing fat and burning it.
Preliminary research suggests that a muscle hormone linked with exercise may turn white fat into beige, but more study is needed.