Cold exposure as anti-cancer therapy


Seki et al. report in Nature that increasing glucose catabolism in brown adipose tissue by cold exposure lowers blood glucose and insulin tolerance. This systemic effect on body metabolism decreases glucose catabolism in tumors and arrests tumor progression, offering a novel alternative approach for metabolism-based cancer therapy.

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Journal Cancer Cell
Volume 40
Issue number 10
Pages 1092-1094
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