Social environment helps mice turn white fats into brown fats

09/6/2011 | · International Business Times

Exposure to an "enriched" environment, with plenty of room to play and other companions, helped mice convert harmful white fats to calorie-burning brown fats, experts reported in Cell Metabolism. Mice in the enriched environment also lost 50% more abdominal fat, gained 29% less weight and had increases in their body temperature compared with the control mice, researchers said.

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