The effects of thyroid hormones on brown adipose tissue in humans: a PET-CT study.

@article{Zhang2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of thyroid hormones on brown adipose tissue in humans: a PET-CT study.},
  author={Qiongyue Zhang and Qing Miao and Hongying Ye and Zhaoyun Zhang and Chuantao Zuo and Fengchun Hua and Yihui Guan and Yiming Li},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={513-20}
}
BACKGROUND Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is important for energy expenditure through thermogenesis, although its regulatory factors are not well known in humans. There is evidence suggesting that thyroid hormones affect BAT functions in some mammals, but the effects of thyroid hormones on BAT activity in humans are still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of thyroid hormones on glucose metabolism of BAT and other organs in humans. METHODS Nine Graves' disease-caused… CONTINUE READING
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