Research from the lab of Laurie Goodyear, Ph.D., head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at Joslin Diabetes Center adds to growing evidence gathered over the last decade that shows the metabolism-boosting effects of brown fat. Most people are familiar with white fat, which stores energy, and can be a problem: Having too much white fat can lead to metabolic problems, including an increase in insulin resistance, which can cause type 2 diabetes. Brown fat, on the other…