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Rationale: During the last decades, research in possible therapies for existing obesity and developmental factors causing obesity has explosively increased. Recently renewed interest aroused for a tissue playing a possible role in both development and therapy for obesity: brown adipose tissue (BAT). To define the relation between BAT and thyroid hormone, the investigators set up the following research protocol. In this protocol BAT activity will be determined in subjects ...
The investigators aim to study whether hypothyroidism negatively affects Brown adipose tissue (BAT) function in humans and whether BAT function can be restored to normal by thyroid hormone supplementation.
The purpose of this study is to elucidate the effects of Fluvastatin on brown adipose tissue activity in humans.
This study investigates cold-induced brown fat activation assessed using PET/MR scans. Subjects will participate in an acute cooling intervention day and a thermoneutral intervention day with PET/MR scans on both days. A secondary purpose is to make a validation of an infrared thermography camera by comparison of skin temperatures and SUV of the supraclavicular brown adipose tissue.
This study investigates repetitive cold-water exposure on brown fat activity assessed by infrared thermography imagine. Furthermore we will assess glucose control upon winter-swimming. Obese prediabetic men and women will be randomized to winter-swimming or control conditions for 4 months.
The purpose of this study is to access liraglutide influence brown adipose tissue recruitment and its thermogenic effect through hypothalamic activation in obese individuals.
The physiological relevance of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans is largely unknown. The investigators have shown that suppressing ovarian function in premenopausal women reduces resting energy expenditure (REE), and this is prevented by adding back estradiol (E2). The investigators preliminary data suggest that this may be due, in part, to reduced brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity. The overarching hypothesis is that BAT activity in humans is modulated by E2. To determine ...
Considering the high prevalence of obesity its comorbidities in Brazil and in the world, different therapeutic measures have been suggested. It is currently known that brown/beige adipose tissue plays an important role in body weight control and there is strong evidence that its activity is inversely associated with obesity and metabolic diseases. Recent studies have shown an important role foods and nutrients in the activation of brown/beige adipose tissue, almost exclusively ...
The purpose of this pilot research is to study brown adipose tissue, a type of fat that increases metabolism (burns energy) during exposure to cold, and how it may contribute to the weight loss observed in cancer.
Pre-clinical studies indicate that creatine may play a substantial role in diet-induced thermogenesis and may have a profound effect on energy balance. A recent retrospective study of BAT activation on PET-CT scans in humans showed a positive association with the estimated renal creatinine clearance and BAT activation, possibly linking creatine metabolism in humans to BAT activity. In humans, so far little options are available to activate brown adipose tissue. The most potent ...
The primary purpose of this protocol is to develop a reliable method to determine BAT mass in young and older adults by magnetic resonance imaging.
Up to 10 infants will complete the study aimed to establish a technique for measuring whole body adiposity and brown adipose tissue in infant subjects using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and magnetic resonance imaging, respectively.
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis can be assessed by IR thermography, the accompanying increase metabolic rate can be measured by whole body calorimetry and BAT volume can be precisely measured by MRI. The aim of the study is to validate IRT for BAT thermogenesis against the present gold standard 18-FDG-PET scan, quantify BAT volume by fat fraction MRI and measure the accompanying increase in BMR by whole body calorimetry among healthy euthyroid subjects.
The growth hormone (GH )axis has important influences on adipose tissue. GH may have a novel effect to reduce macrophage yet increase adipocyte inflammation in adipose tissue along with reducing adipose tissue mass. In order to examine the effect of GH on adipose tissue inflammation, this study will examine adipose tissue and serum inflammation in patients with GH deficiency before and after GH therapy. The investigators will also obtain serum samples before and after treatment...
The long term goal is to identify the potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of obesity and its associated disorders by studying the driving factors of activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in human adults. Whereas activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in human adults has been considered as a potential therapeutic target to battle obesity since it was identified in 2009, the underlying mechanisms of beige adipocytes appearance in human adults is unclear. The obje...
This study investigates the brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation and metabolism using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging before and after exercise training intervention at fasting state under normal room temperature and during cold stimulation.The investigators hypothesize that BAT glucose uptake is increased after exercise and BAT becomes metabolically more active. Understanding the mechanisms of BAT activation and the role of exercise in humans is crucial to c...
Obesity and metabolic disease result when energy intake consistently exceeds energy expenditure. One appealing new target for treatment is the activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT), an organ recently found to be functional in adult humans. Brown adipocytes selectively express uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1), which renders the inner membrane of mitochondria leaky, thereby diverting chemical energy from ATP generation to heat production. Interest in BAT has been spurred by the rec...
The primary goal of this study is to assess the accuracy of conventional fat fraction proton MRI for the detection of Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) in healthy subjects using FDG-PET as gold standard. In this pilot study, MRI and PET imaging of BAT of healthy adult volunteers will be performed on a combined PET/MRI scanner under mild cold condition.
To study BAT activity and energy metabolism in patients with cachexia induced by cancer or chronic disease.
Influence of diabetic neuropathy on cold induced brown adipose tissue in type 1 diabetic patients.
Thyroid cancer is typically treated with surgery, radiation or a combination of both. Following surgical removal of thyroid tissue patients receive thyroid hormone replacement medication. In addition patients undergo tests to determine the status of the disease. One of the tests conducted is a whole body scan using radioactive iodine to detect and locate any remaining cancerous thyroid tissue. Thyroid tissue uses iodine to make thyroid hormones (T3 and T4). In order for a r...
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is unique in its capability to convert chemical energy directly into heat. Active BAT increases energy expenditure and can thereby counteract obesity and insulin resistance. Currently, the imaging method of choice to assess BAT morphology and function is 18F-FDG-PET/CT which is expensive and exposes patients or healthy volunteers to ionizing radiation, thus impeding larger prospective studies. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could constitute a suita...
The specific aims of this study are to determine whether HIV-infected patients with significant fat redistribution and ectopic fat accumulation have increased brown adipose tissue using 18F-FDG Positron Emission Tomography techniques.
Human thyroglobulin (Tg) is the most sensitive biochemical marker for recurrence of differentiated cancer (DTC), especially after the complete removal of thyroid tissue through surgery and radioiodine therapy (RIT). Unfortunately, current assays for measuring Tg in blood samples are not sensitive enough to reliably measure Tg while patients are under thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Instead patients have to withdraw thyroid hormone for several weeks or receive costly injec...
This study investigates the significance of adenosine and A2A receptors in human brown adipose tissue (BAT) in vivo. Using positron emission tomography (PET), perfusion and the density of A2A receptors will be measured in supraclavicular BAT and other tissues in healthy men. The investigators hypothesize, that adenosine can activate BAT, and that adenosine A2A receptor density changes when BAT is activated by cold exposure. Understanding the mechanisms of BAT activation and th...