Cold hands, warm heart… cooling body? New research sheds light on why we’re cooling down. The average body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (or 37.0 degrees Celsius) – and has been for nearly two centuries, when it was established by Carl Wunderlich. This temperature is now widely used as a standard to diagnose fever; however, studies have suggested our average body temperature is in decline. A 2017 UK study analyzing 25,000 adults found the average body temperature to be 97.9 degrees Fahrenheit (36.6 degrees Celsius). A 2019 study of adults from Palo Alto (CA, USA) found the average body temperature...
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