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Scientists have discovered that staying in the could help us lose weight. Researchers at the University of California found that to the cold increases levels of a that helps form brown fat - the type of fat that generates and keeps us warm. Brown fat burns energy, which helps us lose weight. White fat stores energy, which results in weight . The researchers said that because air and heating give us constant, comfortable temperatures, our body's for brown fat has decreased. They found that: "Outdoor in northern Finland who are exposed to cold temperature have a significant amount of brown fat when compared to same-aged workers."

The research was conducted on two control groups of mice. One group was injected with the protein that helps create brown fat. This group gained 30 per cent less weight after both groups were fed high-fat . The researchers say this could be good in the fight against obesity. People who are have lower levels of brown fat than people. Head researcher Hei Sook Sul said: "This protein could become an important for research into the treatment and of obesity and obesity-related diseases." She added: "If you can somehow increase of this protein…you could possibly lose more weight even if eating the same of food."

 
 

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