According to a study published in the journal Obesity Reviews , abuse of heating in winter it could contribute to the increase of obesity in the United Kingdom, the United States and other developed countries.
According to the authors, University College London Reducing exposure to cold decreases the need to consume energy to stay warm, thus minimizing the body's ability to produce heat.
About, Fiona Johnson , co-author of the article, points out: "Thermal comfort implies that we no longer expose ourselves to the seasonal cold, that every time we spend more time of our life with a pleasant temperature".
This could have an impact on the energy balance , body weight and in the obesity . For this reason, Johnson clarifies that lowering the temperature inside the buildings by a few degrees during the winter months will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, therefore, climate change, but also slow down the progress of the obesity .
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