‘Normal’ Body Temperature Is Lower Than You Think

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Average body temperatures have fallen since 1850 when the norm was established
  • The usetins, ibuprofen and other medications may be related to the phenomenon,  of staaccording to one physician
  • Results from one study showed that variations in body temperature “strongly predicted mortality”
  • Fever is a natural response to an external stimulus, such as infection, allergy or a reaction to a medication or vaccination
  • Researchers who conducted an animal study found that eating a ketogenic diet could reduce inflammation and improve the ability to withstand flu

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