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As keen as we may be to hear about any health benefits of drinking coffee, the headlines aren’t always what they seem. Janko Ferlic/Unsplash

Research Check: can drinking coffee help you lose weight?

Caffeine may be able to increase the function of what we call 'brown fat'. But we shouldn't immediately scramble for the closest long black or flat white and expect to see the kilos drop.

The metabolic benefits of chilling out

Cooler temperatures increase the amount of heat-generating brown fat in people, according to research from Sydney being presented…
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Shivering unlocks new way of fighting fat

Shivering is not an activity many of us enjoy. We do it because we are cold and uncomfortable. But perhaps the news that it could have some of the same benefits as moderate bouts of exercise will stop…

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