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(CBS News)   Shivering in the cold may lead to weight loss. Unless the shivering is a result of just eating three gallons of Haagen Dazs   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, shivers, brown fat, cold, eating  
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2014-02-06 08:09:17 AM  
Welp...time to strip down naked and stand's only supposed to be 12F today...
2014-02-06 08:38:05 AM  
2014-02-06 09:39:34 AM  
The body wants to maintain its temperature. It isn't just shivering that causes excess energy production. Your body burns fat to create waste heat too.

There are better ways to lose weight though.
2014-02-06 09:59:29 AM  

Sybarite: Hmmm...

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Difficulty: indoor heating.
2014-02-06 10:28:55 AM  
I love how the options are to either be cold or exercise.
2014-02-06 11:08:41 AM  
So, the propane shortage is helping!
2014-02-06 12:08:13 PM

/I embrace the cold
//I luxuriate in the cold
///I fight cold with more cold
2014-02-06 12:09:11 PM  
Who the hell is going to stand outside shivering to lose weight for 2 hours?  Just go run for 30 minutes fatass.
2014-02-06 12:47:47 PM  
They sell Hagen Daas in gallons now? Looks like I'm going on the "shiver me timbers" diet!
2014-02-06 02:17:22 PM  
This explains why I lose weight in the winter.  I ride a motorcycle everywhere.
2014-02-07 05:16:11 PM  
Seems like the obvious tack is to look at seeing if there's some way to release those hormones in the body and convert white fat to brown without the shivering.
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