You Can Kill The Fat Cells by Simply Freezing Them! Unbelievable!
Most people don’t want the fat bulges. They make us look bad, our clothes don’t fit us anymore, our thighs jiggle, and no matter how hard we try to remove it, it stays. Too much fat can also be dangerous in terms of health. It can cause some conditions like diabetes type 2, or heart disease, and this is one of the many reasons researchers try to find way for getting rid of it.
There are two types of fat: white fat and brown fat. Knowing the difference between the two can help us in losing weight. White fat is a layer of blubber on the belly, the thighs and the back of the arms. It serves as a thermal insulator and maintains the body temperature.
Exposure to cold can cause fat cell death
The more you’re exposed to the cold, the less obesity troubles you have and you keep the weight off by turning on the brown fat. The researchers suggest that you should turn down the thermostat in the winter for a few hours if you want to lose some weight. This study was published in the Journal of clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Endocrine Society.
After having taken biopsies of the fat of patients, scientist found out that the chances for the fat on the thighs and the belly to start the process of “browning” are greater in winter than in summer. Thus, cold temperatures make the transformation of the white into beige fat easier. Usually, the homes in winter are heated to temperatures about 21C or 69F, but, according to the Maastricht University Medical Center, if you turn the thermostat down to about 17-15C or 62-59F for few hours every day you increase the chances of turning your white fat into beige. By sitting in overheated rooms, whether at home or work, for a long time we cause slowing down of the natural burning of the calories which is a natural reaction of the body, aiming to warm the body when the temperature is lower.
There’s a research published in The New York Times that put a group of men to sleep in a metabolic chamber at a temperature of 66 degrees. 4 weeks later, the volume of the brown fat in these men was doubled, they have burnt more calories than usual and they became more sensitive to insulin.
The practice is also called “cold thermogenesis” and can result in doubling the amount of brown fat, which is metabolically active, thus more calories will be burnt and an increase of insulin sensitivity will be noticed.
The balanced cold thermogenesis should involve sitting in a room at a temperature of 50-60 degrees F and wearing shorts only. This is what it takes for the formation of brown fat.
Cold thermogenesis with extreme intensity involves wearing compression shorts filled with ice packs and ice vest. The resulting shivering causes burning of huge amounts of calories.