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Cold and Chili Peppers Help Burn Fat
Discovery.com ^ | Oct 18, 2013 11:20 AM ET | by Douglas Main, LiveScience Staff Writer

Posted on 10/18/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT by Red Badger

Eating chili peppers can help burn brown fat, research shows.

What do low and chili peppers have in common? They both could help burn fat, a new study shows.

Exposure to cold and consumption of chemicals found in chili peppers both appear to increase the number and activity of so-called brown fat cells, which burn energy, rather than store it as typical "white" fat cells do, said Takeshi Yoneshiro, a researcher at Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.

The study is the first to show that brown fat activity can be induced in people who appeared to have very few or no brown fat cells, said Dr. Clifford Rosen, a professor of medicine at Tufts University who wasn't involved in the study.

Participants in the study who were exposed to cold also had less "bad" white fat at the end of the experiments, Rosen told LiveScience.

Cold burns fat

Brown fat cells are currently a subject of intense research as a target for anti-obesity drugs, said Dr. Soren Snitker, a medical researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who wasn't involved in the study. (9 Myths That Can Make You Fat)

In the new study, researchers exposed eight people with little or no brown fat cells to moderately low temperatures of 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) for two hours daily, over the course of six weeks. Compared with the control subjects, who went about their normal lives, the cold-exposed people had about 5 percent less body fat at the end of the study, and also burned more energy when exposed to cold, according to the study, which was published in August in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

The researchers also looked at people who ate capsinoids, which are normally found in chili peppers, for six weeks, and found they also burned more energy than the control group when exposed to cold, but didn't lose any more white fat than the control group.


TOPICS: Food; Gardening; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: capsaicin; japan; pepper

1 posted on 10/18/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger
looks like if I stay in MN and eat more tamales women will find me irresistible.

until the gas begins.

2 posted on 10/18/2013 2:00:07 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Red Badger

This reminded me to get some wood in for my fire tonight.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 2:00:25 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Red Badger
Just barely on-topic but maybe someone knows the answer. And it does involve brown fat.

Here is the question:

Why don't the chickens that I buy have dark-meat legs? The thighs are typically the normal dark but the legs are almost as white as the breasts.

Chickens didn't use to be like this. I'm nervous. Should I be?

4 posted on 10/18/2013 2:07:31 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Red Badger

Then why so many fat as hades mexercans?


5 posted on 10/18/2013 2:14:50 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: InterceptPoint

Maybe they’re padding the floors of the chicken cages now and their balancing against each other takes less leg activity? Activity makes meat brown, as opposed to white.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 2:15:24 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: wardaddy

Too much starch in the diets not enough green peppers.......


7 posted on 10/18/2013 2:19:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: InterceptPoint

I suppose that the chickens are raised differently and fed differently as well. The color of the meat indicates that the chicken did not get a lot of exercise walking around........


8 posted on 10/18/2013 2:21:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: InterceptPoint

Mass produced chickens genetically selected to grow as rapidly as possible, so much so that when they are the size to be harvested their legs cannot support the weight of their bodies so they keep sitting down rather than standing.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 2:23:51 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: InterceptPoint

“Chickens didn’t use to be like this. I’m nervous. Should I be? “

Maybe they are LGBTGXXXetc.

Don’t be intolerant.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 2:27:54 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: frithguild

Cornish crosses will literally lay down by the feeder and just eat.


11 posted on 10/18/2013 2:31:32 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: wardaddy

because they eat other fattening things... my parents are in their 90s, and they are in good physical shape... they eat hot chili every day... but they also eat small portions during meal times... my dad eats several meals throughout the day, but always small... i love heat in my food... chili, hot mustard, wasabi, sriracha, (however you spell it)... the serrano pepper is my favorite... and i am not fat... :)


12 posted on 10/18/2013 2:39:21 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Red Badger
I suppose that the chickens are raised differently and fed differently as well. The color of the meat indicates that the chicken did not get a lot of exercise walking around.....

My suspicion as well. I guess I need to try some Free Range Chickens and see if that makes a difference.

13 posted on 10/18/2013 2:41:55 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Red Badger

brown fat? Oprah?


14 posted on 10/18/2013 2:53:16 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: InterceptPoint
 photo that-wasn_t-chicken-7_zpsad40930c.png
15 posted on 10/18/2013 3:08:36 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: gundog

That is what Bamboo Pheasants do ...


16 posted on 10/18/2013 3:09:44 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: Red Badger

Chili peppers also keep your blood flowing optimally, prevent hemorrhaging, strokes, and strengthen your heart.

A health plan that tastes good!


17 posted on 10/18/2013 3:13:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: InterceptPoint

Free range the chickens in your back yard.

Be sure to clip a wing.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 3:15:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: wardaddy

Very few fat Mexicans around here.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 3:17:13 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: frithguild

Bamboo Pheasant?


20 posted on 10/18/2013 3:29:13 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

The Chinese Bamboo Partridge, Bambusicola thoracicus, is a genetic ancestor to the Red Junglefowl and Grey Junglefowl, which gave us the modern chicken. Because bamboo drops is fruit once in 20 years, so the bamboo partridge developed the ability to eat huge amounts and then lay many more than when food is scarce. The Chinese call them Bamboo Pheasants.


21 posted on 10/18/2013 3:39:53 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: frithguild

Thanks. Google imaged it and found photos of Reeves’ and Amhersts. Amherst’s are a little high strung, and Reeves’ just want to tear holes in you. Wouldn’t mind getting my hands on some grey junglefowl, though.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 3:49:31 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Around here in middle of TN most Mexican women over 30 are fat like black women

Maybe not quite that bad

I was just in Dallas for 5 days

Same thing

In Mexico for itself ....same thing

With today’s abundant calories

Most populations of I’ve seen anywhere with high Amerindian DNA run chunkier than all but lower socio economic class whites

Which begs the question

Its more about peer pressure and discipline than food availability

I noticed Dallas has more better looking mexercan wimmin....than here


23 posted on 10/18/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: latina4dubya
***i love heat in my food***

Then try this!


24 posted on 10/18/2013 6:25:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Around here in middle of TN most Mexican women over 30 are fat like black women

Maybe not quite that bad

I was just in Dallas for 5 days

Same thing

In Mexico for itself ....same thing

With today's abundant calories

Most populations of I've seen anywhere with high Amerindian DNA run chunkier than all but lower socio economic class whites

Which begs the question

Its more about peer pressure and discipline than food availability

I noticed Dallas has more better looking mexercan wimmin....than here

25 posted on 10/18/2013 6:30:59 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: latina4dubya

I knew that

You are lovely is my hunch

I was just in Dallas....me and my Wifey constantly commented on hot Mexican gals

Much much more than here in middle TN

Prolly a class thing

Higher class women period tend to be thinner
Peer pressure
I was married to a thin latina once for disclosure


26 posted on 10/18/2013 6:34:34 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: InterceptPoint

When I was a kid we ate ‘free range’ chickens. It does taste a whole lot better!....................


27 posted on 10/21/2013 6:15:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Red Badger.

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28 posted on 10/23/2013 8:34:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: InterceptPoint

they are growing chickens from hatch to the table in forty days and free range chickens are ok but tougher than boiled owl sh**


29 posted on 10/24/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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