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Cold weather not good for obese trying to lose weight

In order to keep warm in a cold climate one needs to burn energy. A recent study shows that obese individuals burn less energy to stay warm in cold weather while at rest or doing normal activities.

What that means is overweigth individuals in Canada, where the study was done, have a more difficult time losing weight.

The study took groups of men ages 19-45 and guaged their metabolic response in different temperatures. They found that as the thermometer dropped those who were not obese burned more calories.

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