Playtime prevents obesity by brain-mediated fat browning

Kathleen J. Griffioen, Mark P. Mattson

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Abstract

Laboratory animals usually become relatively insulin resistant and obese. In this issue of Cell Metabolism, Cao et al. (2011) find that mice living in a complex environment are resistant to diet-induced obesity because they produce energy-dissipating brown fat cells within white fat depots, a process orchestrated by brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-288
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Brown Adipocytes
White Adipose Tissue
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Laboratory Animals
Obesity
Fats
Insulin
Diet
Brain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology

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Playtime prevents obesity by brain-mediated fat browning. / Griffioen, Kathleen J.; Mattson, Mark P.

In: Cell Metabolism, Vol. 14, No. 3, 07.09.2011, p. 287-288.

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Griffioen, Kathleen J. ; Mattson, Mark P. / Playtime prevents obesity by brain-mediated fat browning. In: Cell Metabolism. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 287-288.
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