Background: Capsinoids—nonpungent capsaicin analogs—are known to activate brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis and
whole-body energy expenditure (EE) in small rodents. BAT activity can be assessed by [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose–positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in humans.
Objectives: The aims of the current study were to examine the acute effects of capsinoid ingestion on EE and to analyze its relation
to BAT activity in humans.
Design: Eighteen healthy men aged 20–32 y...
Authors: Takeshi Yoneshiro, Sayuri Aita, Yuko Kawai, Toshihiko Iwanaga, Masayuki Saito