Bid to beat obesity focuses on fat that keeps us warm

A new technique to study fat stores in the body could aid efforts to find treatments to tackle obesity, research suggests. The approach focuses on energy-burning tissues found deep inside the body — called brown fat — that help to keep us warm when temperatures drop.

Source: Bid to beat obesity focuses on fat that keeps us warm — ScienceDaily

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Why base metabolism varies with mass

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has managed to solve a puzzle that had bewildered biologists for over a century: how and why an organism’s base metabolism varies depending on its mass. Base metabolism is the minimum energy that an organism consumes to stay alive.

Source: Why base metabolism varies with mass — ScienceDaily