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How brown fat, the ‘good’ fat, burns calories and could help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity

By now, you may have heard about brown adipose tissue, or "brown fat." It is a type of fat, most likely present in all humans, that is a super calorie burner. In recent years, a renewed interest in brown fat has revealed some promising attributes.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The best way to increase burning of fat is to increase the production of mitochondria.  Mitochondrial bio-genesis is stimulated by therapeutic levels of polyphenols that can activate the SIRT-1 gene.  This makes more common sense than living in the cold.

 

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