Both exercise and cold burn fat, but how?
Physical activity and our heart and metabolic health are known to be intimately linked.
But why is exercise so good for our body, and how does it help us to manage fat levels and keep a healthy weight?
Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center — affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA — in collaboration with scientists at the Ohio State University in Columbus set out to investigate.
The researchers found that even a short, moderate bout of exercise boosts the levels of a key lipid that is released by brown fat, or the “good” type.
Brown fat is considered to be “good” because, unlike white fat — which has been tied to conditions such as heart disease and diabetes — it burns calories; the main purpose of brown fat is to convert the food we eat into energy.
The new findings — which are now published in the journal Cell Metabolism — “highlight another mechanism for the beneficial effects of exercise,” explains study co-author Laurie Goodyear, a senior investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center. more here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321706.php
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