Brown adipose tissue, hibernation and obesity

Cawthorne, M. A.
March 1983
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Mar1983, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p173
Academic Journal
The article discusses the hypothesis from several studies about the role of brown adipose tissue to the regulation of body weight and to the other aspect of facultative thermogenesis. Researchers Foster D. O. and Frydman M. L. concluded that brown adipose tissue was the site where non-shivering thermogenesis occurs in rat, and added that it contain extra heat against the cold climate. The heat production found in the tissue can contribute to the massive obesity.


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