Brown adipose tissue more active in winter than summer

11/29/2009 | (free registration)

British researchers studying PET and CT scans found that brown adipose tissue shows more activity in the winter compared with the summer. "The success or failure of pharmacological interventions aimed at weight loss in obesity could depend on the capacity of BAT to burn excess energy. This raises the question as to whether the greater quantity of BAT we possess during the winter could be used to promote fat mobilization at this time of year," the researchers wrote.

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