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Investigating the Effects of Caffeine on Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis

06 November 2018

The study aims to increase knowledge about brown fat. Brown fat is a special fat tissue in the body which produces heat, by utilising the body's fat and glucose stores making it a promising target in anti obesity treatment. We are interested in whether caffeine effects how active brown adipose tissue is. To measure this we will use a digital thermal camera to image the shoulder and neck region; where brown fat is present in adults before and after caffeine.


  • · Healthy Males
  • · Aged between 18 and 30 years old

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Ethical approval

This study has been reviewed favourably by the University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (FMHS) Research Ethics Committee 39-1807 on the 13th July 2018.

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