Turning Up the Thermostat Could Make You Fat?

22 Feb

A recent study found a link between the rising rates of obesity in the US and UK and central heating, which became common in the ’60s.  In mildly cold temps, a type of fat in our bodies called brown fat is activated, triggering a process called nonshivering thermogenesis.  Unlike regular fat that stores excess energy and calories, brown fat consumes lots of calories, which helps lower body weight.  Published in Obesity Reviews.

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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Health and Science


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