Turn Down The Thermostat To Support Weight Loss, Say Researchers

Exposure To Mild Cold Could Aid Weight Loss, Study Suggests

After 10 days, participants saw an increase in healthy brown fat, felt more comfortable and shivered less compared to at the beginning of the study. Brown fat is considered to be a healthy fat because it uses energy from food or energy stored in white fat to produce heat. Brown fat can be turned on when you get cold, van Marken Lichtenbelt told FoxNews.com. Instead of shivering, you can turn on brown fat to warm up. Heat production affects energy balance, and thereby can affect our body weight, van Marken Lichtenbelt said.
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In other words, warm, cozy offices and homes may not be ideal places for those who want to lose weight. In fact, being able to control the ambient temperature garcinia cambogia dr oz might be partly responsible for the rise in obesity rates in industrial societies, said researchers from the Netherlands in a study published today (Jan. 22) in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism. “Since most of us are exposed to indoor conditions 90 percent of the time, it http://finance.yahoo.com/news/garcinia-cambogia-extract-investigation-now-190000760.html is worth exploring health aspects of ambient temperatures,” said study researcher Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt of Maastricht University Medical Center. “What would it mean if we let our bodies work again to control body temperature?” The human body withstands the cold by shivering, which produces heat; this provides one explanation for why cold temperatures may promote weight loss.
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