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Somatosensory neuron receptors used to form brown fat, has implications for diabetes and obesity.


Brown fat has long been investigated as a treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes due to the fact it burns energy faster than white fat, which hoards it, leading to weight gain.  Now, a study from researchers at Zurich University increases the amount of metabolism-boosting brown adipose tissue, or good fat, by employing two somatosensory neuron receptors on brown fat

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