All posts tagged "fat cells"
Fat Burning and Fat Storing Cells Can Be Interconverted
The body has two types of fat cells: white fat cells, which store fat, and brown fat cells, which burn fat to maintain body temperature. Researchers have discovered that the cells can switch from one type to...
- Posted April 29, 2013
Engineered Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Improve Metabolism and Health
New research shows that bacteria that produce a specific fatty acid molecule may have healthful effects for metabolism. A recently published study fed mice a specifically engineered bacterial strain, and found that the molecular composition of their...
- Posted December 27, 2010
Fat Cells Under Pressure
A research group at Tel Aviv University has developed new techniques to study the impact of mechanical forces on fat cells. The work sets the stage for determining whether a fat cell can be controlled by physical...
- Posted November 23, 2010
Mouse Fat Cells Reprogrammed Into Clinically Useful Stem Cells
Scientists have “reprogrammed” adult mouse fat cells and neural cells to become stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of different cells (pluripotency). The cells, called “induced pluripotent stem cells” (iPS), are nearly identical to the...
- Posted July 26, 2010
Size of Waist and Fat Cells Predict Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women
A discovery by a team of Swedish researchers helps explain why some women of normal weight develop type 2 diabetes, despite not having any known risk factors. The research shows that when it comes to assessing risk...
- Posted September 11, 2009
High Levels of Adiponectin Associated With Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
According to an analysis of previous studies, persons with higher levels of adiponectin, a protein that is produced by fat cells and that has anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitizing properties, have an associated lower risk of type 2 diabetes....
- Posted July 8, 2009
White Tea Extract Inhibits Development of Fat Cells
Possible anti obesity effects of white tea have been demonstrated in a series of experiments on human adipocytes (fat cells). Researchers have shown that an extract of white tea effectively inhibits the generation of new fat cells...
- Posted May 6, 2009
Healthy Blood Vessels May Prevent Fat Growth
The cells lining blood vessels are known to be important for maintaining health, but researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine believe these cells may perform an unsuspected task – controlling the development of fat cells....
- Posted September 22, 2008