Fat Transplants: Vaccines of the Future?
I love it when A New Study goes in my favor.
The latest A New Study says that a little junk in the trunk might not be all that bad.
The National Institutes of Health in England found that fat tissues in mammals are packed with memory T-cells.
Side note: no longer am I fat. I am now "packed with memory T-cells"...
Memory T-cell fortified, baby! (Getty Images)
"Memory T-Cells" can recall infections after being exposed and fight harder the second time around.
An added bonus: fat that's been exposed to a disease can be transplanted into another host (human?) and boost the host's immune system.
Of course, there's a catch: too much fat is still bad for you. But we fatties have an excuse to not lose every excess pound. Maybe science will let us be fat donors! Just think of the black market value for your spare tire!
As long as I don't wake up in a bathtub of ice, I'm down!
H/T: Daily Mail