Classroom Questions Questions for ‘The color of body fat might affect how trim people are’ White fat stores energy, and brown fat burns calories. Scientists studying this type of body fat hope to find ways to boost its levels to help fight obesity and diabetes. skynesher/E+/Getty Images Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditGoogle ClassroomPrint By Science News for Students October 10, 2019 at 5:30 am Classroom questions are available for free with registration. Learn more Register to access: Client key* E-mail* Log in Already Registered? Enter your e-mail address above.