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Harvard study swaps bad fat for good in effort on obesity
Michelle Fay Cortez and Elizabeth Lopatto
May 6, 2012

Harvard scientists gave white fat, which stores energy, the calorie-burning properties of brown fat, which keeps hibernating bears warm in the winter, in a development that may lead to new therapies for obesity. Jorge Plutzky, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the author of the study.

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