The World Health Organization estimates that 1.9 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. Obesity occurs due to white fat cells, which store lipids. A different type -- brown fat cells -- have been found to actually burn fat. We look at their mechanism and how to overcome obesity with a Japanese researcher whose discovery provided the basis for global fat cell research.
White fat cells take in lipids and expand
This researcher made herself a subject in an experiment in which she made an important discovery
Brown fat cells can burn fat
We introduce dishes containing foods that activate brown fat cells