Brown adipose tissue and the regulation of nonshivering thermogenesis.

  title={Brown adipose tissue and the regulation of nonshivering thermogenesis.},
  author={Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  volume={15 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The recent rediscovery of functional cold activated brown adipose tissue (BAT) in adult humans fuelled an uprise in studies on this tissue. This review focuses on the contribution of human BAT to nonshivering thermogenesis and on factors other than cold that activate BAT. RECENT FINDINGS Earlier studies revealed BAT activity using a glucose tracer for positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning. Several recent studies, using a mix of tracers and PET/CT… CONTINUE READING
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