DEBORAH CORNWALL: It’s only recently researchers discovered adults don’t entirely lose the brown fat or baby fat we were born with.

But in the latest research, led by Australian endocrinologist Dr Paul Lee, it seems reactivating brown fat in adults may well prove critical in fighting the obesity epidemic.

What is it about this rather unattractive sounding brown fat that makes it so desirable?

The World Today, ABC, 23 June 2014