Brown Fat Weight Loss Breakthrough
Most fat cells are "white", store excess energy and make it tough to lose weight. But mice's white fat cells have been turned into energy burning brown fat cells. Humans could be next.
Most fat cells are called white fat cells - they store excess energy and make it tough to lose weight. But we've discovered how to turn mice's white fat cells into energy burning brown fat cells, and humans could be next. Weight loss isn't just about shifting mass - it's about finding ways to burn more energy through activity than we consume from eating. Those activities can (and should) include exercise and other physical exertion on a macro scale, but our individual cells are also capable of pitching in on the fight against weight gain. Brown fat cells are particularly good at this, as they naturally burn off excess energy instead of storing it.
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
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