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Brown fat keeps blood sugar in check

Australian scientists have shown that brown fat – a special type of fat that burns energy to produce heat – may also help to keep blood sugar steady in adults.

Brown Fat on a PET Scan
Brown fat is visible on a PET scan as red coloration around the collarbone. The scan detects a glucose tracer, which is visible in the most metabolically active organs.
Credit: Garvan Institute of Medical Research