Non-shivering thermogenesis and brown adipose tissue activity in essential fatty acid deficient rats.


The effects of essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency on energetic metabolism and interscapular brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity were examined in the cold acclimated rat. Weanling male Long-Evans rats were fed on a low fat semipurified diet (control diet, 2% sunflower oil; EFA deficient diet, 2% hydrogenated coconut oil) for 9 weeks. They were exposed at… (More)