The body core temperature is a measure of the health and well-being of a person. This temperature seldom varies from the average of 37 °C (98.6 °F) and has been used to gage a person’s wellness at any time. The current work reviews the published health and medical works about this topic, focusing on the effects of hypothermia, especially with respect to neurological issues. The controversy still exists, and the jury is out. A heat transfer researcher’s insight foresees the possible results and calls for more research in the field. In addition, a perspective is provided for a couple of traditional “truths” about related topics that have been challenged in recent times.
Linking Energy Levels in the Circadian Core Body Temperature Cycle to Human Health and Well-Being
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received November 26, 2014; final manuscript received January 5, 2015; published online April 8, 2015. Editor: Hameed Metghalchi.
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Vincent Wong, K. (July 1, 2015). "Linking Energy Levels in the Circadian Core Body Temperature Cycle to Human Health and Well-Being." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. July 2015; 137(4): 044702. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4029737
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