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Cell Metab. 2010 Apr 7;11(4):248-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2010.03.008.

Human brown adipose tissue.

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Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Medicinaregatan 9A, P.O. Box 440, SE 40530 Göteborg, Sweden. sven.enerback@medgen.gu.se

Abstract

The BAT organ is unique in that it has evolved to safely dissipate large amounts of chemical energy--a quality that might be harnessed to help humans deal with a dangerously hypercaloric environment and still remain in good health.

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20374955
DOI:
10.1016/j.cmet.2010.03.008
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