Exercising Can Teach Fat To Burn Calories, Study Finds

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

As if we didn’t already have enough good reasons to exercise.

Two studies funded by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have discovered that exercising could actually help the body “create good fat.”

In one study, 10 healthy men who exercised on a stationary bike for 12 weeks underwent a browning of their subcutaneous white adipose tissue also commonly known as regular fat.

According to Dr. Kristin Stanford, “when fat gets trained, it becomes browner and more metabolically active”.

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Another study showed that transplanting the brown fat taken from active mice into sedentary mice also led to improvements in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, all of which lasted for at least 12 weeks after the surgery.