Overeating can lead to brown fat “dysfunction”

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April 11th, 2014

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Kenneth Walsh, School of Medicine, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Overeating high-calories foods not only leads to an increase in white fat cell production, but it also leads to the dysfunction of brown fat cells…

Expert quote:

“If we go back to when humans were hunter-gatherers, days could pass between when they could eat, so it was a survival advantage to be able to store excess energy in white fat cells.”

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