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Cell Metab. 2010 Apr 7;11(4):268-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2010.03.007.

The changed metabolic world with human brown adipose tissue: therapeutic visions.

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The Wenner-Gren Institute, The Arrhenius Laboratories, Stockholm University, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden. jan@metabol.su.se

Abstract

That adult humans possess active brown adipose tissue potentially leads to a paradigm shift in the understanding of human metabolism and of obesity. Adaptive adrenergic thermogenesis in humans represents brown adipose tissue activity, the absence of which may contribute to middle-age obesity.

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20374959
DOI:
10.1016/j.cmet.2010.03.007
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