Central Heating Making You Fat???

28 Jan

I think this makes perfect sense!

“Experts say many of us now keep our homes so cozy that we no longer have to burn as many calories to naturally warm up our bodies. Even when we do venture out, it is often via heated cars or other transport to offices and workplaces where the temperature is carefully controlled by air conditioning units. If the body is already warm it does not need to convert a brown fat known as adipose tissue into energy to generate heat. This latest study suggested that prolonged exposure to comfortable warm temperatures may permanently reduce the body’s ability to burn this brown fat.”

GREAT! I am ALWAYS cold, don’t think I won’t continue to keep my heater running at 74 degrees! Bring on the brown fat!!!

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