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The Average Human Body Temperature Is No Longer 98.6 F

One of the most widely accepted standard measurements of the human body, a normal temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, has declined gradually for more than 150 years in the United States by about 1.6% since the pre-industrial era, a new study published in the journal eLife finds. The cooling off owes largely to improvements in health and medicine and in part to increasingly cushy lifestyles, the study's researchers think.

It's not known for sure why we're all chilling out, but the researchers have some ideas. "Mostly, I think this is due to our triumph over infectious diseases that affected humans since we descended from apes," Parsonnet says. "We continue to see drops in inflammation even in the last few decades." Less inflammation of body tissues means a lower metabolic rate since the immune system can relax.

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