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Study: Obesity may be associated with space heating
The Romanian scientists conducted a study of the entrance is found that the increasing incidence of obesity in developed countries may be related to space heating in cold season.
By: Andrew Anderson
According to the head of research Fiona Johnson, of University College London, in recent decades, there is a tendency to a gradual temperature increase in American and British homes during the heating season.
Worked out in connection with the habit of spending the winter time in rooms with central heating or air conditioning reduces the temperature range in which Westerners feel comfortable. Consequently, fewer people are trying to leave the house and rarely exposed to moderate cold stress, which causes the body to rapidly consume fat for heat production.
As a result, the energy balance is shifted toward the accumulation of fat rather than energy production, which leads to increased body weight http://www.usmf.md/
In addition, the researchers found, the lack of effect of low temperature leads to a decrease in the total volume of brown adipose tissue in the body. In contrast to white adipose tissue that can only store fat, this fabric is able to burn the reserves, producing heat.
Thus, the habit of continuous residence in the heat not only reduces the body's need for heat production, but also the opportunity to implement it.
Earlier, American scientists from Ohio State University have concluded that nighttime lighting and any artificial light awakens the appetite in humans.
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