Want to slim down? Living at a higher altitude can help (and it"s nothing to do with climbing)

Want to slim down Living at a higher altitude can help (and it's nothing to do with climbing) Obesity risk dropped with every 660ft rise in altitudeChanges in elevation may affect appetite hormones, growth and how many calories the body burned By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:04 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 13 February 2013 Enlarge Man celebrates on the mountain If you're packing quite a paunch there may be a novel solution to losing a few pounds – simply live at a higher altitude.

Obesity crisis over? Scientists discover way to turn bad fat into good fat

Obesity crisis over Scientists discover way to turn 'bad' fat into 'good' fat 'Bad' white fat stores energy while 'good' brown fat burns itExperts have turned white fat into brown fat by mimicking enzymes called sirtuins By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15:59 GMT, 2 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:59 GMT, 2 August 2012 Scientists have taken a leap forward in the battle against the bulge by discovering how to turn fat into muscle.