Fat cells that amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar metabolism, researchers report

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When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body’s white fat become beige — a color change that reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that enable cells to burn calories and give off heat. But since white fat cells have very few nerves, how do beige fat cells get the message that it’s cold outside?

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160930130522.htm">Science Daily</a>

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