Scientists at Stanford University have completed a study, and the study found that since the nineteenth century, the average temperature of the human body had decreased in the US. UU. A researcher says that our temperature is not what people think it is. Julie Parsonnet, MD, says we grew up learning that 98.6 degrees is our normal body temperature is incorrect.
The number 98.6F was established by a German physician Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich in 1851. Modern studies suggest that the number is too high. A more recent study found that the average body temperature of 25,000 Britons averaged 97.9 F.
The researchers say they have explored body temperature trends and concluded that temperature changes are a true historical pattern rather than measurement errors or biases. The researchers propose that the decrease in body temperature is the result of changes in the environment over the past 200 years.
The data used in the study come from several data sets that cover different historical periods. The last set was data between 1862 and 1930 of veterans of the Civil War Union Army. Data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. UU. I contain data from 1971 to 1975. The final data was collected from 2007 to 2017. The data contained 677,423 temperature measurements.
The team found that the average body temperature of men born in the 2000s was, on average, 1.06 F lower than that of men born in the early 1800s. For women born in the 2000s, body temperature it was on average 0.58 F lower than women born in the 1890s. The team says that the temperature reduction could be due to a reduction in metabolic rate due to a decrease in inflammation in the entire population. The team also believes they could contribute comfortable lives at a constant room temperature, thanks to central heating and air. It could also contribute general access to medical treatments and better nutrition.