Could increased time spent in a thermal comfort zone contribute to population increases in obesity?

  title={Could increased time spent in a thermal comfort zone contribute to population increases in obesity?},
  author={Fiona Johnson and Anna Mavrogianni and Marcella Ucci and Antonio Vidal-Puig and Jane Wardle},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={12 7},
Domestic winter indoor temperatures in the USA, UK and other developed countries appear to be following an upwards trend. This review examines evidence of a causal link between thermal exposures and increases in obesity prevalence, focusing on acute and longer-term biological effects of time spent in thermal comfort compared with mild cold. Reduced exposure to seasonal cold may have a dual effect on energy expenditure, both minimizing the need for physiological thermogenesis and reducing… CONTINUE READING

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