The Cold Truth About Fat

This week Reactions is taking a look at fat cell chemistry. There’s some science happening in your body when it’s cold out. Today we’re talking fat, and whether or not the shivering cold can help you shed a couple extra pounds.

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Kirk Zamieroski

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Stephen Farmer, Ph.D.
Kyle Nackers
Alison Le

Pure Natural – Solar Rhapsody
Roberto Daglio – Mr. Fantastic

To Burn Fat, You Can Shiver –
Adipocytes, Beige and Brown –
More on Adipocytes –
On how fats are stored –
Obesity Issue –
NEAT Thermogensis –
Why We Shiver –
Brown Fat to Battle Obesity –
On Irisin Hormone –
Exercize and irisin –
Cold and irisin –
Shivering –
Iron in Mitochondira –

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others’ butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it’s OK to pee in the pool? We’ve got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.

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