Previous research has shown that moderate exercise can help turn energy-storing white fat into brown fat – the “good” fat that burns energy and helps keep us warm. But new research published in Cell Metabolism suggests that shivering for 10-15 minutes can do the same job. According to the research team, led by Dr. Paul Lee of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, the findings indicate that brown fat could be a therapeutic target against obesity and diabetes. Humans and other mammals have two types of fat in the body – brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, and white fat.
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