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I thought this was interesting.

Apparently the type of body fat you have can make a big difference in health.

https://www.healthline.com/health/brown-fat#4


How to get brown fat

"In a way, brown fat is “good” fat. Humans with higher levels of brown fat may have lower bodyweights, for example.



All people have some “constitutive” brown fat, which is the kind you’re born with. There’s also another form that’s “recruitable.” This means it can change to brown fat under the right circumstances. This recruitable type is found in muscles and white fat throughout your body.


There are certain drugs that can cause the browning of white fat. Thiazolidinediones (TZDs), a drug used to help manage insulin resistance, can help with brown fat accumulation.

However, this drug is also associated with weight gain, fluid retention, and other side effects. So, it can’t be used as a quick fix for people looking to gain more brown fat.

Turn the temperature down

Exposing your body to cool and even cold temperatures may help recruit more brown fat cells. Some research has suggested that just two hours of exposure each day to temperatures around 66˚F (19˚C) may be enough to turn recruitable fat to brown. .......

Can brown fat help treat or prevent conditions like diabetes?


A review on various studies has shown that brown fat burns calories and may help control blood sugar and improve insulin levels, decreasing the risk for type 2 diabetes. It may also help with removing fats from the blood, decreasing the risk for hyperlipidemia. Other studiesTrusted Source show promise for brown fat’s role in treating obesity.

It’s important to note that until recently, most studies on brown fat have been done on animals, particularly mice. More research is needed on humans....."