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Methods and devices are provided for activating brown adipose tissue with targeted substance delivery. Generally, the methods and devices can activate BAT to increase thermogenesis, e.g., increase heat production in the patient, which over time can lead to weight loss and/or improved metabolic function. In one embodiment, a chemical configured to stimulate nerves that activate the BAT and/or to stimulate brown adipocytes directly can be delivered to a patient, thereby increasing thermogenesis in the BAT and inducing weight loss and/or improved metabolic function through energy expenditure. The chemical can be delivered to the patient locally and/or systemically to stimulate the nerves and/or the brown adipocytes.

Title
Methods and devices for activating brown adipose tissue with targeted substance delivery
Application Number
13/977501
Publication Number
9610429 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2011
Publication Date
April 4, 2017
Inventor
Nicholas Stylopoulos
Boston
MA, US
Lee M Kaplan
Wellesley
MA, US
James W Voegele
Cincinnati
OH, US
Dwight Henninger
Waynesville
OH, US
Taylor W Aronhalt
Loveland
OH, US
Jason L Harris
Hamilton
OH, US
Agent
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C
Assignee
The General Hospital Corporation
MA, US
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61M 5/172
A61M 5/14
A61M 5/142
A61M 35/00
A61K 9/70
A61M 5/00
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