Brown adipose tissue: thermic response increased by a single low protein, high carbohydrate meal

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Science  04 Sep 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4512, pp. 1125-1127
DOI: 10.1126/science.7268419


The weight of interscapular brown fat in the rat and its rate of respiration increased in response to a single meal. These data suggest that brown adipose tissue plays a role in the thermic effect of meals and that diet-induced thermogenesis may reflect the summation of the thermic effects of single meals during prolonged overeating.

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