How Cold Weather Boosts Brown Fat And Helps You Lose Weight
Researchers found spending time outside in the cold boosts levels of brown fat in the body, which helps people lose weight.By Katherine Biek | January 9, 2015
Looking to lose a little weight to jump-start your 2015? Turns out just spending time outside in the cold temperatures might do the trick.
The cold can raise levels of brown fat in the body — and yes, it's fat, but it can actually help a person lose weight.
In 2012, CBS reported scientists discovered this type of fat in adult bodies. It was previously thought to be found only in babies.