Demystifying Medicine Video



Diabetes and obesity are two highly prevalent chronic illnesses within today’s society, projected to cause millions of fatalities annually – far more than what’s expected from COVID-19. This video will take you through an overview of these conditions, including a discussion of the pathology and symptoms, with a major focus on brown fat and its potential as a treatment option in the foreseeable future.

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