Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 1st, 2008
Reporting in the Aug. 21 issue of the journal Nature, the researchers demonstrated that brown fat, which is known as the "good" form of fat -- so called because it burns calories and releases energy, unlike "bad" white fat that simply stores extra calories -- can be generated from unspecialized precursors that routinely spawn skeletal muscle.
The team led by Dana-Farber's Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, showed that...
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