More Metabolic Magic from Brown Fat—It May Protect Against After-Effects of Mild Heart Attack, Including Glucose Intolerance, a Hallmark of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study in mice shows transplanted brown fat can reduce type 2 diabetes risk factors after a heart attack, an encouraging finding for scientists who hope to apply the so-called “good” fat’s beneficial properties to drugs that can help prevent health problems. In the study, transplanting brown fat tissue into the abdomens of obese mice protected the animals from developing glucose intolerance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes, after a mild heart attack.

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