A COOL WAY TO SHIFT THE KILOS R
egularly turning the air conditioning to a colder setting may help people lose weight due to exposure to lower temperatures. Japanese researchers found that body fat decreased in people who spent two hours a day in 17 degrees for six weeks. Meanwhile, Dutch scientists have discovered that healthy brown fat increases when people are subjected to variable temperatures inside buildings. Brown fat burns rather than stores calories, and is activated in response to cold temperatures.