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Warm houses making us fat

27th January 2011

A new study has suggested that warm homes make people fat.

Researchers from University College London and the University of Cambridge have suggested that indoor temperatures have increased, reducing the calories people use to stay warm and leading individuals storing the excess energy as body fat. The findings, which are published in the medical journal Obesity Reviews, says that the “thermal comfort zone” provided by modern living may therefore be a cause of the Western world’s increasing rates of obesity.


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