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Cold Temperature Can Increase Brown Adipose Tissue in Offspring

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  • One of the simplest strategies — exposure to extreme temperatures — may serve as a catalyst to improve your health and the health of your unborn children
  • In human and animal model studies, researchers have demonstrated when males are exposed to cold temperatures their offspring have a higher percentage of brown fat, which raises metabolism, helps regulate temperature and helps maintain normal weight
  • Exposure to heat, such as in a sauna, has additional benefits, including supporting mitochondrial and vascular health, and boosting your mood
  • You may activate your own brown fat through exposure to cold temperatures, exercise and increasing melatonin production, which helps burn energy, regulate blood sugar and reduce middle-age spread

By Dr. Mercola

Sometimes the simplest strategies can have a tremendous impact on your health and wellness. For example, exposure to extreme temperatures may serve as a catalyst to improve your health and also the health of your unborn children. In previous interviews with Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., we discuss the importance of mitochondrial function and how exposure to extreme temperatures can improve your mitochondrial health.


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