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Cell Metab. 2010 Apr 7;11(4):263-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2010.03.009.

Brown fat and the myth of diet-induced thermogenesis.

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Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA. kozaklp@pbrc.edu

Abstract

The notion that brown adipose tissue (BAT) in mice or humans maintains energy balance by burning off excess calories seems incompatible with evolutionary biology. Studies in obese rats and mice lacking UCP1 indicate that diet-induced thermogenesis by BAT is unlikely.

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20374958
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PMC2867325
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10.1016/j.cmet.2010.03.009
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