Normal temperature of human is not 37 degrees anymore.
Do you know what is the temperature of the human body?
If your answer is 370C, you have missed the updated information. A scientist from Stanford has found that our body temperature has dropped by 0.6 0C since the civil war. Previously in the past, scientists have observed this change in our body temperature. But they could not believe the drop in temperature. So, they blame the thermometers for the discrepancy. But recent studies have confirmed that our body temperature has indeed dropped by 0.60C.
The reason behind the temperature dropped in our body
The main reason is the reduction in the overall level of inflammation thanks to vaccines, antibiotics and quality water. When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body’s white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign substances. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection and result in warmth. Because of the development of vaccines and antibiotics, there is lesser immune response and inflammation in our bodies as compared to the past. This has made our body cooler. Advancement in technologies like air conditioning has also contributed to this effect.
Reference: Decreasing human body temperature in the United States since the Industrial Revolution. eLIFE,