Brown adipose tissue: function and physiological significance.

  title={Brown adipose tissue: function and physiological significance.},
  author={B. Cannon and J. Nedergaard},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  volume={84 1},
  • B. Cannon, J. Nedergaard
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Physiological reviews
  • The function of brown adipose tissue is to transfer energy from food into heat; physiologically, both the heat produced and the resulting decrease in metabolic efficiency can be of significance. Both the acute activity of the tissue, i.e., the heat production, and the recruitment process in the tissue (that results in a higher thermogenic capacity) are under the control of norepinephrine released from sympathetic nerves. In thermoregulatory thermogenesis, brown adipose tissue is essential for… CONTINUE READING
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    Observational Clinical Trial
    Background: The body uses energy from calories for basic functions like breathing and digesting food. Over time, when a person eats more calories than they burn, they may become… Expand
    ConditionsBrown Adipocytes, Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) Physiology, Phenotyping
    Interventional Clinical Trial
    The study is aimed - To quantify the change of adipose tissues, triglyceride in liver and pancreas and cholesterol after lifestyle intervention or bariatric surgery… Expand
    ConditionsAbdominal Subcutaneous Fat, Brown Fat, Diabetes Mellitus, (+4 more)
    InterventionBehavioral, Procedure
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