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The other, friendly fat

Brown fat is active in adult humans and could help keep them lean

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5:13pm, April 8, 2009

In the ongoing battle of the bulge, maybe it is time to fight fat with fat.

Three new studies in the April 9 New England Journal of Medicine show that adult humans have brown fat, an energy-burning type of fat previously thought to be found only in animals and human babies.

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