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Science on Tap: Is Brown Fat The Secret To Weight Loss?

April 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Science on Tap is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer. Each month at SpeakEZ Lounge, a knowledgeable expert hosts a discussion about scientific current topics such as cutting edge cancer detection techniques, climate change and brewing beer.

This is a great chance to exercise your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and adult beverages!

This month: Join Ted Towse from the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University to discuss whether brown fat can solve the obesity epidemic plaguing America, or if it’s just fake news. In animals, such as mice and hibernating ground squirrels, we know that brown fat is involved in the maintenance of body weight and the development of chronic diseases. In humans, the evidence is not as clear-cut. In his talk, Ted will try to answer the following questions: Do you have brown fat? If so, do you need more? And, finally, how likely is it that brown fat will help America with its obesity epidemic?

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April 12, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm