, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 63–64 | Cite as

Ascorbic acid in brown adipose tissue: effect of cold acclimation and high intake of the vitamin

  • W. A. Behrens
  • R. Madère


The ascorbic acid content of brown adipose tissue increased 62% when rats underwent cold acclimation; however, the increase was 126% when rats living in the cold were fed a basal diet supplemented with 2% ascorbic acid. These findings suggest a role for ascorbic acid in this tissue during nonshivering thermogenesis.


Adipose Tissue Ascorbic Acid Acid Content High Intake Brown Adipose Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Behrens
    • 1
  • R. Madère
    • 1
  1. 1.Bureau of Nutritional SciencesFood DirectorateCanada

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