Here is our Chiropractic Weekly Health Alert:

For a number of years, scientists have been studying “brown fat”.  Brown fat is a heat-generating fat that burns energy instead of storing it. Human newborns have a supply of brown fat to keep warm, but by adulthood they lose most of their stores of it.

In a new study, scientists found that they were able to activate the brown fat still present in adult men by exposing them to cold temperatures. The men burned more calories and lost white fat, the kind that causes obesity.

Time Magazine reports:

“Knowing that chilling the body triggers brown fat to mobilize could lead to an entirely new strategy for weight loss, the researchers suggested. Treatments could focus on activating brown fat without having to keep people in the cold.”

Sources:

Time Magazine January 26, 2012