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Can you burn fat without breaking a sweat or starving to death?

If we can activate brown fat cells, we can make the body burn fat and lose weight without starving or sweating. A researcher from University of Copenhagen has received financial support from the Lundbeck Foundation to study the underlying mechanisms.

The body’s white fat cells extract energy from the food and store it for later use, while the brown fat cells “burn off” the fat deposits. So if the brown fat cells can somehow be activated the body can burn fat without exercise or dieting. Biologist and Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen, Hongbin Zhang, will do research on this issue.

In a new project, backed by DKK 1 million from the Lundbeck Foundation, he is going to search out the underlying mechanisms in a bid to develop a method to activate the cells.

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