Swimming in cold water may help you lose weight and protect against diabetes and heart disease

It might feel horrible. But shivering may actually benefit you, by potentially cutting your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Dutch researchers found regular exposure to the cold can somehow help the body control blood sugar levels.

Fifteen fat volunteers were exposed to temperatures as low as 10C (50F), similar to that of a cold bath or a shower.

But instead of bravely taking a dip, the volunteers wore a special water-perfused suit that controlled their temperature for them.

All of them were made to…

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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