Understanding the metabolism – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Pretty much everywhere we go, we have heat or A/C.
Chen: Perhaps that’s contributing to some of our problems in terms of obesity.
Narrator: Dr. Kong Chen is an investigator at the NIH. He explains that when we’re in a comfortable temperature, our metabolic rate, or the amount of calories we burn, is at its lowest.
Chen: So that may have implication to how we control our body weight.
Narrator: He adds there’s no clear cause and effect, but certainly a trend. So perhaps turning the thermostat down this winter could help you burn some calories? More research is needed. Learn about the metabolism and metabolic research, at www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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