Linking energy levels in the circadian core body temperature cycle to human health and well-being

Kaufui Vincent Wong

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044702
JournalJournal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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