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Researchers identify epigenetic switch which generates calorie-burning brown fat.


All mammals, including humans, have two types of fat with completely opposite functions.  These are white fat, which stores energy and is linked with diabetes and obesity; and brown fat, which produces heat by burning energy and is associated with leanness.  Many obesity researchers hope to harness the energy-burning capacity of brown fat to help patients lose weight, with just

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