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Why fat piles on when the body’s daily cycles are in disarray

Single-cell immunofluorescence assay showing precursor cells maturing into adipose cells full of fat

Precursor cells (blue) mature into adipose cells full of fat (green) with help from hormones, whose levels surge and fall over a day. Credit: Z. Bahrami-Nejad et al/Cell Metab.

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Nature 556, 153 (2018)




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