Two companies join to boost brown fat | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 9 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 29, 2016

Two companies join to boost brown fat

Department: Business
Keywords: natural products, obesity, brown fat, nutraceuticals

Pierre Fabre Laboratories and Plasticell will collaborate on finding plant-based products that could ramp up the metabolic activity of brown adipose tissue, or BAT. Better known as brown fat, BAT is fat tissue that eats up calories to produce heat. Although BAT is abundant in newborns, people lose it as they age. By screening Pierre Fabre’s library of phytochemical extracts, the partners hope to identify natural products that could be developed into weight loss agents.

 
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