It’s not cool to be fat, but fat people may be cool. Fat dogs are cool, and obese people may be, too. Psychologist Roberto Refinetti studied the relationship between body temperature and body weight in lean and obese dogs. His findings showed that obese dogs have lower body temperature than lean dogs, and the difference in temperature is enough to account for weight gain. In other words, dogs gain weight so they can stay cool. And at the same time that obesity is epidemic in the US, HOT WEATHER is too!

Refinetti says, "We don’t fully know the causes of the obesity epidemic that the US is experiencing. One possible cause that hasn’t been studied is the relationship between a lower body temperature and obesity."

Other researchers have discovered that "free radicals" (which may cause cancer) have a GOOD side: They may suppress your hunger when you’ve already overeaten so much that you’re overweight. By increasing the level of free radicals in overweight mice, researchers found that their appetites were suppressed.

Could this be the basis for a new diet drug? However, the problem is that free radicals are also associated with aging and cancer. PhysOrg.com quotes researcher Tamas Horvath as saying, "It’s a catch-22. On one hand, you must have these critical signaling molecules to stop eating. On the other hand, if exposed to them chronically, free radicals damage cells and promote aging."

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