New research indicates that a cup of coffee, or three, could help you lose weight. A new study out Monday morning in the journal Scientific Reports finds coffee can stimulate “brown fat” — the fat in your body that keeps you warm by burning calories.
On “CBS This Morning” Dr. David Agus explained what the finding means for our understanding of metabolism.
What is “brown fat”?
Brown adipose tissue (BAT), or “brown fat” (also known as “good fat”), can generate heat and metabolize macronutrients (i.e. glucose-heavy foods like honey and dried fruit) by burning calories. White adipose tissue (WAT), or “white fat,” meanwhile, stores calories that haven’t been burned.
Excerpted from CBS News