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Study shows that fat cells which amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar.


When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body’s white fat become beige, a colour change which reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that enable cells to burn calories and give off heat. However, as white fat cells have very few nerves, it is still unclear how beige fat cells get the message that it’s cold

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