According to a survey by the University of Birmingham,air conditioning it could make you fat by decreasing the energy used by body thermogenesis. Other studies correlate the onset of respiratory diseases to the use ofair conditioning.
The study was conducted by David Allison, thus adding another hypothetical blemish to the massive use of air conditioners which:
- they are bad for the environment
- significantly increase the value of the electricity bill
-increase the energy crisis
- they would make you fat
The spread ofair conditioning and central heating has ensured that most of the buildings are kept at a constant temperature throughout the year. Allison's team has shown that this consistency causes the body to consume less energy. Thus, the body burns fewer calories for thermogenesis - to keep the body temperature constant -.
When we introduce food, part of the energy obtained is used by our body to maintain a certain body temperature. The massive spread of air conditioning systems they could cause an increase in fat deposits precisely because the energy surplus increases.
This thesis would be supported by the higher density of obesity in warmer countries. The southern areas of the United States are an example. That of David Allison's team is just an investigation that puts forward a new hypothesis but as many experts say, there are other factors that could come into play regardless of the spread of theair conditioning.
In addition to the hypothesis put forward by Allison's team, there are other studies that highlight the negative impacts that theair conditioning on human health. A French study states that there may be a close correlation between exposure toair conditioning and respiratory diseases. People who work in air-conditioned offices may be more likely to suffer from respiratory infections than employees who work in naturally ventilated offices. The news was reported by the famous British voice "The Independent".