A study of Scandinavian Winter swimmers reveals alternating between cold water swimming and hot sauna sessions may affect the way in which brown adipose fat burns energy and produces heat.
Findings could help to find treatments for fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, researchers report.
Researchers report sensory nerves allow brown fat to communicate with the brain while the fat is generating heat.
Researchers have identified a population of immune cells that appear to be associated with neurons which play a role in fat storage and obesity.
A new study reports brown fat interacts with secretin, a gut hormone, to signal the feeling of fullness to the brain while eating.
Shorter daylight hours increase opioid receptor signaling in the brown fat of animals.