A team of researchers at the University of Nottingham has claimed that they have discovered a major technique that will help combat obesity. Researchers have proposed that they have developed a thermal imaging camera, which they suggest can identify the portions in the body having healthy fat, commonly known as brown fat.
Michael Symonds, lead author of the study, stated that it has been long since such a technique has been used, but this is for the first time the technique will be used to take into account the amount of fat.
Symonds further explained that a human body has two types of fat, one is brown fat and the other is white fat. White fat is held responsible for obesity as it stores calories. On the other hand, brown fat burns these calories to produce heat, which provides warmth to the body.
Hence, it is clear that the body should have more of brown fat cells so that calories can be burnt to generate heat energy and also that there is no weight gain.
It has been asserted that the thermal imaging helps detection of brown fat in children and thus, amount of it can produce.
The study recently published in Journal of Pediatrics, suggests that children who gain weight early have less of brown cells and more of white cells.
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