Embrace the cold: Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat to brown

Perhaps you have gotten some exercise after all this winter.  Thanks, polar vortex!
Date:Polar Vortex
February 4, 2014
Source:
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Summary:
A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing “white fat” into energy-burning “brown fat.” This makes brown fat a potential therapeutic target against obesity and diabetes.
 
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