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Neither brown nor white

Fat cells are usually thought of as being either energy-storing white fat cells or food-burning brown fat cells. The identification of a third type of fat cell in mice and humans might open up new avenues for combating obesity.

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Figure 1: Different progenitors, different colours.

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Cannon, B., Nedergaard, J. Neither brown nor white. Nature 488, 286–287 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/488286a

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