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Turn down the thermostat to release brown fat

Research published in Journal of Clinical  Investigation  studied 12 young men who had lower-than –average  amounts of  brown fat  were asked to sit for 2 hours /day  in 63 degree Fahrenheit (17.22 celsius) room   for 6 weeks. They burned an extra 108 calories compared to normal room temperature.  Even better , after 6 weeks  they were burning an extra 289 calories.  Researchers hypothesis was that exposure to lower temperatures increased the activity  of a gene that converts white  fat to brown.

Conclusion-
  Turn down the thermostat  a bit  in your home.

 

brown fat pic


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