Copper is key in burning fat

Copper, an essential nutrient for human physiology, plays a major role in metabolising fat, a new US study shows. Copper has been gaining increasing attention over the past decade for its role in certain biological functions. It has been found that copper is needed to form red blood cells, absorb iron, develop connective tissue and support the immune system. Now, a research team led by Chris Chang a UC Berkeley professor of chemistry at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at the University of California, Berkeley, has found that it is key in fat burning.  

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