The presence of brown fat in people offers a good explanation for why getting outdoors as often as possible during the cold winter months in Syracuse can help you burn calories. It has been reported by Nurtition Horizon “Brown Fat Burns Calories in Adult Humans, reports Journal for Clinical Investigation” It has been observed that brown adipose tissue, which is often known as brown fat, is a specialized tissue which burns calories to generate body heat in rodents and newborn humans, neither of which shiver.
Recently, it has been discovered that adult humans also possess brown fat. Researchers decided to investigate this phenomenon further with an interest in using this knowledge to develop ways to help people become slimmer. In an article published in the Journal for Clinical Investigation a team of researchers, led by André C. Carpentier, at Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec; and Denis Richard, at Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, has reported on evidence for the first tme that brown fat in adult humans can burn energy. Their research showed when healthy adult men are exposed to cold their brown fat burns energy to generate body heat. However, it was found brown fat does not burn energy at warm temperatures.
The researchers have noted that developing ways to increase the amount of brown fat a person has is unlikely to make that person slimmer. Therefore, what is needed is a way to make sure that the brown fat is active and burns calories. And so for now with a clearer understanding of the burning of calories by brown fat in the cold weather it makes sense to spend more time outdoors during the cold winter months to help fight excess calories.
Mandel News Service