Scientists have long known about brown fat, a “good” fat found in babies that increases the expenditure of energy. But they’ve generally assumed that brown fat doesn’t play an active role in adults.
Until last spring, when Joslin’s Aaron Cypess, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues demonstrated that brown fat can remain active in adults.
Check out today’s blog from Children’s Hospital Boston on a just-released study by a team of researchers led by Dr. Cypess and CHB’s Laura Drubach, M.D., on brown fat in kids.
What is brown fat? Can brown fat help fight the growing epidemic of childhood diabetes?