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Tews D.,Universitatsklinik For Kinder Und Jugendmedizin | Fischer-Posovszky P.,Universitatsklinik For Kinder Und Jugendmedizin | Debatin K.M.,Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendmedizin Ulm | Beer A.J.,Klinik fur Nuklearmedizin Ulm | Wabitsch M.,Universitatsklinik For Kinder Und Jugendmedizin
Monatsschrift fur Kinderheilkunde | Year: 2016

For the regulation of body temperature, mammals possess brown adipose tissue (BAT), which is able to convert significant amounts of chemical energy into heat. The discovery of functionally active BAT in adults led to discussion about using its activity as part of obesity treatment. In this review article we present the basic mechanisms of BAT thermogenesis and discuss the physiological relevance of BAT with regard to weight regulation in humans. © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg Source

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