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(Some Guy)   Cold temperatures induce anti-inflammatory molecule in humans that counters obesity, claim scientists who have clearly never been to Wisconsin   (newatlas.com) divider line
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2022-06-29 7:10:01 AM  
It may have an effect. It's just that it doesn't make much of a dent in an all-cheese diet.
 
2022-06-29 8:01:05 AM  

snowjack: It may have an effect. It's just that it doesn't make much of a dent in an all-cheese diet.


And we have HVAC systems, blankets, and thick clothing. Hm. I wonder if theres any correlation that can be found between home insulation and BMI.
 
2022-06-29 8:09:05 AM  
No wonder I feel so much better in winter, and in Alaska I'm general.
 
2022-06-29 8:14:21 AM  
Imagine what they would look like if it was hotter. Actually you don't need to imagine...
https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html
 
2022-06-29 8:25:56 AM  
I could absolutely see how being cold by itself could cause a person to burn way more calories. Just by having to keep the body temperature up. It is part of why swimmers need an insane amount of calories.
 
2022-06-29 8:26:03 AM  
People in Wisconsin weren't obese before they invented Gore-Tex, subby.
 
2022-06-29 8:41:17 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: People in Wisconsin weren't obese before they invented Gore-Tex, subby.


So it's all Ed Gein and Texas's fault?
 
2022-06-29 8:41:46 AM  
Back in the '80s, I visited Wisconsin with my fourth-generation SoCal GF. She said it was the only time in her life she felt skinny.
 
2022-06-29 9:27:01 AM  

entangl3d: I could absolutely see how being cold by itself could cause a person to burn way more calories. Just by having to keep the body temperature up. It is part of why swimmers need an insane amount of calories.


Right, but homebodies counter cold-stress primarily through eating and drinking (alcohol) which just swings the pendulum all the way back, and then some.  And then your body starts acclimating to binge eating, which in the long run will cause obesity.
 
2022-06-29 12:35:41 PM  

entangl3d: I could absolutely see how being cold by itself could cause a person to burn way more calories. Just by having to keep the body temperature up. It is part of why swimmers need an insane amount of calories.


Yes, people active in the cold burn a ton of calories to keep warm.  And cold obviously has antiinflammatory properties.

But obesity in and of itself is not impacted by anti inflammatories, it's impacted by burning more or eating less.  That's it.
 
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