98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Isn’t the Average Anymore

For nearly 150 years, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit has been the accepted standard temperature for the human body. But at least two dozen modern studies have concluded the number is too high.

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Hasnain says:

This is an interesting new development - it’s always great when people revisit some of the fundamentals. Not sure if this info will percolate elsewhere though...

“Dr. Parsonnet suspects inflammation caused by those and other persistent maladies explains the temperature documented by Wunderlich and that a population-level change in inflammation is the most plausible explanation for a decrease in temperature.”

Posted on 2020-01-24T07:59:18+0000