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Case Study Changes the Way We Look at Brown Fat
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a specialized fat that produces energy in the form of heat in order to tolerate exposure to cold. That’s why bears have ample supplies of brown fat, and why researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and elsewhere are studying the possible connection between BAT and weight loss.
In the cover story of September’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, first author Mimi S. Kim, MD, and colleagues from the Department of Radiology and the Division of Endocrinology, show the MRI of a young patient with severe hypothyroidism in a case that may upend the way that scientists look at the role of the thyroid in creating heat.
Mom: honey what did you learn at school today?
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There is no good and evil there is only power
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