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Cold temperatures and chilli peppers help burn fat, Japanese study says

Exposure to cold and consuming natural substances found in chilli peppers could help burn fat, a new Japanese study has found. Spending time in low temperatures and consumption of these capsinoids found in chilli peppers both appear to increase the number and activity of so-called brown fat cells, which burn energy, rather than store it as typical "white" fat cells do, said Takeshi Yoneshiro, a researcher at Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.

In the study, researchers exposed eight people with little or no brown fat cells to moderately low temperatures of 17 degrees Celsius for two hours daily, over the course of six weeks. Compared with the control subjects, the cold-exposed people had about 5 per cent less body fat at the end of the study, and also burned more energy when exposed to cold.

The researchers looked at people who ate capsinoids, which are normally found in chilli peppers, for six weeks, and found they also burned more energy than the control group when exposed to cold, but didn't lose any more white fat than the control group, 'LiveScience' reported.

Capsinoids appear to induce brown fat in the same way as cold, by "capturing" the same cellular system that the body's nervous system uses to increase heat production, Yoneshiro said. Yoneshiro said the experiment might not have continued for long enough to see white-fat-burning effects of the compounds. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Source: ibnlive.in.com
Cold temperatures, chili peppers help burn fat: StudyPress Trust of India | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 01:17pm ISTShareKeytrade BankKeytrade: de grootste online broker van België, nu ook in Nederland! scherpbeleggen.nl/online_beleggenAds by GoogleWant to lose weight?Just stay cold and eat spicy food!Exposure to cold and consuming chemicals found in chili peppers could help burn fat, a new study has found.Cold temperatures, chili peppers help burn fat: StudyCold temperatures, chili peppers help burn fat: StudySpending time in low temperatures and consumption of chemicals found in chili peppers both appear to increase the number and activity of so-called brown fat cells, which burn energy, rather than store it as typical "white" fat cells do, said Takeshi Yoneshiro, a researcher at Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.In the study, researchers exposed eight people with little or no brown fat cells to moderately low temperatures of 17 degrees Celsius for two hours daily, over the course of six weeks.Compared with the control subjects, the cold-exposed people had about 5 per cent less body fat at the end of the study, and also burned more energy when exposed to cold.The researchers also looked at people who ate capsinoids, which are normally found in chili peppers, for six weeks, and found they also burned more energy than the control group when exposed to cold, but didn't lose any more white fat than the control group, 'LiveScience' reported.Capsinoids appear to induce brown fat in the same way as cold, by "capturing" the same cellular system that the body's nervous system uses to increase heat production, Yoneshiro said.Yoneshiro said the experiment might not have continued for long enough to see white-fat-burning effects of the compounds. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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