Cold-activated brown adipose tissue in healthy men.

  title={Cold-activated brown adipose tissue in healthy men.},
  author={W. D. van Marken Lichtenbelt and J. Vanhommerig and N. M. Smulders and Jamie Drossaerts and G. Kemerink and N. Bouvy and P. Schrauwen and G. Teule},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={360 15},
  • W. D. van Marken Lichtenbelt, J. Vanhommerig, +5 authors G. Teule
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND Studies in animals indicate that brown adipose tissue is important in the regulation of body weight, and it is possible that individual variation in adaptive thermogenesis can be attributed to variations in the amount or activity of brown adipose tissue. Until recently, the presence of brown adipose tissue was thought to be relevant only in small mammals and infants, with negligible physiologic relevance in adult humans. We performed a systematic examination of the presence… CONTINUE READING
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