McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

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“Mild Cold Training” & Weight Loss

Researchers from the University of Maastricht have proposed a new solution for the obesity epidemic. Instead of changing lifestyle habits or restricting calories, Dutch researchers suggest “mild cold training.” It seems that as the temperature drops, the body starts to burn fat stored in “brown fat” cells to produce heat. That should lead to weight loss, in theory at least. Still, cutting calories may be more appetizing than rolling around naked in the snow.

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