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By Brooke Manor Endocrinology
Tracy Hampton
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May 7, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Solveig A Cunningham, Michael R Kramer, K M Venkat Narayan
BACKGROUND: Although the increased prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has been documented, little is known about its incidence. We report here on the national incidence of obesity among elementary-school children. METHODS: We evaluated data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, a representative prospective cohort of 7738 participants who were in kindergarten in 1998 in the United States. Weight and height were measured seven times between 1998 and 2007...
January 30, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Paul Lee, Michael M Swarbrick, Ken K Y Ho
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) plays a key role in energy homeostasis and thermogenesis in animals, conferring protection against diet-induced obesity and hypothermia through the action of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). Recent metabolic imaging studies using positron emission tomography computerized tomography (PET-CT) scanning have serendipitously revealed significant depots of BAT in the cervical-supraclavicular regions, demonstrating persistence of BAT beyond infancy. Subsequent cold-stimulated PET-CT studies and direct histological examination of adipose tissues have demonstrated that BAT is highly prevalent in adult humans...
June 2013: Endocrine Reviews
Dorit Samocha-Bonet, Antony D Karelis, RĂ©mi Rabasa-Lhoret
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April 1, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
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