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23 January 2014

Lower temperatures could help you lose weight

According to Dutch researchers, keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity.

Could your warm and cosy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts?

In the new study, his team explored whether frequent exposure to mild cold temperatures would boost the body's energy expenditure. In other words, would peoples' metabolisms ratchet up a notch, burning more calories if they lived on the cool side?

"It would do no harm," he said. "It's worth a try for someone who is having trouble losing weight by diet and exercise alone."

 
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