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Reply to: Activation and quantification of human brown adipose tissue: Methodological considerations for between studies comparisons

Published:March 07, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.03.003
      We thank Martinez-Tellez and co-authors for their interest in our article. Martinez-Tellez et al. are quite right in their statement that there are more factors involved in activation of human BAT than we described in our article [
      • Bahler L.
      • Holleman F.
      • Booij J.
      • Hoekstra J.B.
      • Verberne H.J.
      Hot heads & cool bodies: the conundrums of human brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity research.
      . However, the main aim of our manuscript was to speculate on/discuss the potential influence of facial cooling in the activation of BAT and therefore we did not focus on other differences between the publication of Admiraal et al. and Bakker et al. [
      • Admiraal W.M.
      • Verberne H.J.
      • Karamat F.A.
      • Soeters M.R.
      • Hoekstra J.B.
      • Holleman F.
      Cold-induced activity of brown adipose tissue in young lean men of South-Asian and European origin.
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      • Bakker L.E.
      • Boon M.R.
      • van der Linden R.A.
      • Arias-Bouda L.P.
      • van Klinken J.B.
      • Smit F.
      • et al.
      Brown adipose tissue volume in healthy lean South Asian adults compared with white Caucasians: a prospective, case-controlled observational study.
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