Beta2-adrenergic receptors in brown fat cells are responsible for stimulating thermogenesis.
Removing the RCAN1 gene in mice reduced weight gain, even when the animals were fed high fat diets for prolonged periods of time. Researchers say the findings could help develop new treatments to help prevent obesity in humans.
A new study reports brown fat interacts with secretin, a gut hormone, to signal the feeling of fullness to the brain while eating.
A new study reveals the holiday spice cinnamon may be a useful tool in the battle against obesity. Researchers report cinnamaldehyde can improve metabolic health by inducing fat cells to burn energy through a process called thermogenesis.
A new study reports the sympathetic nervous system is the main driver of thermoregulation.