• The 158th WPI-IIIS seminar/54th ARIHHP Human High Performance Seminar

    09 18, 2019

    Date Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    Time 9:00-10:00
    Venue 1F Auditorium, IIIS Building, University of Tsukuba
    Access Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Oikoshi Gakusei Shukusha Mae
    Speaker Dr. Kong Y. Chen
    NIH Clinical Center / The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Subject “Cold-induced thermogenesis: a cold shoulder for obesity treatment?”
    Summary Human energy metabolism is highly regulated and adaptive to environmental changes. It has been long appreciated that cold exposures can increase energy expenditure (cold-induced thermogenesis or CIT). The recent rediscovery of brown adipose tissue in adult humans have spurred interests in this potential mechanism to increase energy expenditure to combat obesity. We quantified the CIT response to different environmental temperatures in a whole-room indirect calorimeter, determined the capacity of CIT, lower critical temperatures, muscle shivering activities, and explored factors potentially contributing to the differences in thermal physiology between lean vs. obese healthy young men.

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