Unexpected evidence for active brown adipose tissue in adult humans.

@article{Nedergaard2007UnexpectedEF,
  title={Unexpected evidence for active brown adipose tissue in adult humans.},
  author={Jan Nedergaard and Tore Bengtsson and Barbara Cannon},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2007},
  volume={293 2},
  pages={
          E444-52
        }
}
The contention that brown adipose tissue is absent in adult man has meant that processes attributed to active brown adipose tissue in experimental animals (mainly rodents), i.e., classical nonshivering thermogenesis, adaptive adrenergic thermogenesis, diet-induced thermogenesis, and antiobesity, should be either absent or attributed to alternative (unknown) mechanisms in man. However, serendipidously, as a consequence of the use of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) to… 
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