Family Health: Average body temp may be dropping, study finds

Health

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Average body temperature may be dropping.

Researchers from Stanford University are reporting the average temperature has dropped from 98.6 degrees to about 97.9 degrees.

About 157 years worth of data from more than 677,000 temperature readings were analysed for this research.

Researchers have said changes in height and weight over time may explain the lower temperature rates.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.