The Fat-Burning Zone: News On Burning Fat [news]
Obesity-related diseases are an increasing health problem. Researchers at the University of Oslo have now uncovered a central component of fat metabolism. It is well known that exercise results in "fat burning." Physical activity and fight-or-flight responses increase the levels of hormones like adrenaline, inducing the metabolism of fat. Until recently, some of the molecular details of exactly how this works have been a mystery.