(London Daily Mail) Shivering with cold may be as effective as exercise at helping us stay slim, new research suggests.
Both produce hormones that stimulate the creation of calorie-burning ‘brown fat', a study has shown.
Once thought only to be present in babies, scientists now know adults also possess ‘good' brown fat - and those with more of it are slimmer.
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While 'bad' white fat stores energy, brown fat burns it up.
Around 50 grams of brown fat can burn up to 300 calories per day, the same amount of energy stored by 50 grams of white fat.