Body fat does not act as an isulatorCreated by:
In contrast to popular belief, carrying additional body fat may not play a role in keeping warm. My weight is 48kg. I have a BMI of 19. Whenever I'm visiting a country with lower climate, I tend to get sympathetic looks and I'm often asked if I'm feeling cold or need an extra scarf/jacket. Oddly, I'm quite comfortable with a single jacket when I'm in these countries and had always attributed my ability to withstand cold to my high metabolism rate. I've always also assumes that body fat were insulators, but this new study is certainly very eye-catching.