Scientists explain age-related obesity: Brown fat fails

As most people resolve themselves to lose weight this New Year, here’s why it seems to get easier and easier to pack on unwanted pounds: New research published in the January 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, shows that as we age, the thermogenic activity of brown fat is reduced. Brown fat is a “good” fat located in the backs of our necks that helps burn “bad” white fat around our bellies.