Scientists unearth vital link between fat, immunity and heat regulation

Scientists have discovered a key, previously unknown role for a population of cells that live in our fat — these cells regulate our body heat and protect us against cold shock. The discovery opens the door to future treatments in which weight loss (or gain) is the desired goal, as activating the pathway involved may stimulate the body to burn (or not burn) white fat. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)