Extra fat does not act as an insulator

Posted by on July 5, 2016 1:29 pm
Categories: health

Carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice, a new study on the insulating effects of fat finds. What did work to keep the mice warm was fur. The research team found fur to be a significant protector against heat loss, responsible for roughly half of a mouse’s insulation.

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