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Central Heating May Be Making Us Fat! (via the NY Times)

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Central Heating May Be Making Us Fat! (via the NY Times) This is a must read! ~> http://ity.im/07hvk

Americans like to crank up the heat in the winter — and some scientists think it’s making us fat. Turn down the thermostat, they say, and you might lose a few pounds.

The link between ambient temperature and weight is not completely far-fetched. When we’re exposed to extreme cold, we shiver, an involuntary reaction that makes our skeletal muscles contract to generate heat, burning extra calories in the process.

Read the complete article here.

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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Pop Culture

 

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