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Copper is key in burning fat

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California) [New findings establish] for the first time copper’s role in fat metabolism…
“We find that copper is essential for breaking down fat cells so that they can be used for energy,” said [Chris Chang, a faculty scientist]. “It acts as a regulator. The more copper there is, the more the fat is broken down. We think it would be worthwhile to study whether a deficiency in this nutrient could be linked to obesity and obesity-related diseases.”
Chang said that copper could potentially play a role in restoring a natural way to burn fat. The nutrient is plentiful in foods such as oysters and other shellfish, leafy greens, mushrooms, seeds, nuts and beans.
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