"Good Fat" Most Prevalent in Thin Children, Joslin Diabetes Center and Children's Hospital Boston Study
8/12/2011 7:46:10 AM
Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and Children's Hospital Boston have shown that a type of "good" fat known as brown fat occurs in varying amounts in children -- increasing until puberty and then declining -- and is most active in leaner children. The study used PET imaging data to document children's amounts and activity of brown fat, which, unlike white fat, burns energy instead of storing it. Results were published in The Journal of Pediatrics.