The role of brown adipose tissue and the thermogenic adipocytes in glucose metabolism: recent advances and open questions.

  title={The role of brown adipose tissue and the thermogenic adipocytes in glucose metabolism: recent advances and open questions.},
  author={Maria Chondronikola},
  journal={Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition \& Metabolic Care},
  • M. Chondronikola
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Brown adipose tissue (BAT) and the thermogenic adipocytes in white adipose tissue (WAT) are considered emerging targets against obesity-related metabolic perturbations given their high capacity for thermogenesis and glucose and lipid disposal. This manuscript summarizes and critically evaluates the recent advances on the role of BAT and thermogenic adipocytes in glucose homeostasis in humans. RECENT FINDINGS Recent studies support that BAT has high capacity for glucose… Expand
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