It sounds really strange—a type of body fat that actually burns calories. But that’s exactly what so-called brown fat does. Babies and animals have it, but it’s long been thought that adults don’t. However a study coming out this week in the New England Journal of Medicine
found that many adults do have this good fat. It’s the first hint of a possible new approach to treating obesity. Madelyn Fernstrom, the founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Weight Management Center
, joins The Takeaway to talk about the significance of this finding.