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Pharmacological Brown Adipose Tissue Activation in Humans

posted on 2018-08-06, 05:22 authored by KWAN CHERNG REBECCA LOH
The prevalence of obesity and associated co-morbidities is rising worldwide in conjunction with significant health and economic burdens. Obesity results from excess energy intake relative to expenditure and requires solutions which redress this imbalance in a sustained manner. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is currently an attractive therapeutic target due to its potential to expend large amounts of energy when activated. The work presented in this thesis is directed to further current knowledge of human adult BAT with a specific focus on its pharmacological activation and therapeutic potential for metabolic diseases.


Principal supervisor

Bronwyn Kingwell

Additional supervisor 1

Andrew Carey

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Biomedical Sciences (Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute)

Additional Institution or Organisation


Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences