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The importance of human brown adipose tissue volume

A new study investigates brown adipose tissue (BAT) volume in young, metabolically healthy adults. The focus is on the associations between BAT volume and BMI, waist circumference, whole-body adipose tissue mass, visceral adipose tissue mass and cold-induced BAT activity. Of note, the reported associations differed in men and women.

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Virtanen, K.A., Nuutila, P. The importance of human brown adipose tissue volume. Nat Rev Endocrinol 17, 453–454 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-021-00522-0

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