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Turn down the heat, feel the calorie burn

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Turning down the heat and spending more time enjoying the crisp, winter air may be a new way to battle the bulge.

A study out of University College London suggests keeping a hot household during the cold winter months doesn't allow our bodies to work to stay warm, meaning we don't burn as many calories as we could if we got a little chilly.

Also, it reduces our need for brown fat.

Brown fat burns energy to create heat, and is only activated when you're cold.

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