New Research shows that Interior Design has an effect on obesity. Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. I must say that cleaning your home and keeping it organized definitely helps the process.
Findings from a recent study shows that the transformation occurs when an environment is designed with a variety of social and physical challenges included. The discovery could lead to new strategies for treating obesity.
“One of the holy grails of obesity therapy is to understand how to switch white fat to brown fat, and this study describes a new way to do exactly that,” study leader and researcher Dr. Matthew J. During was quoted as saying.
Overall, the study shows that environmental enrichment has an anti-obesity effect that involves the transformation of white fat to brown fat. The change is due to the activation of a nerve, and biochemical pathway that begins in the part of the brain involved in energy balance, the hypothalamus, and ends in white fat cells. The pathway, called the hypothalamic-adipocyte axis, also induces brown-fat-like cells within masses of white fat.
The moral of the story is to have engaging stimulus in your home environment. Read the following link for more info on the Anti Obesity Effect and Interior Design: The Anti-Obesity Effect – CBS
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