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Offline Reg T

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Hi Naked Scientists,
 
It's been awfully hot here in Adelaide, Australia as I'm sure Chris could tell you, so a question seemed to jump out at me.

I know that some of our energy is used to keep our bodies at a stable temperature.

Does the outside temperature effect this energy use?

For example, it's been more than 38 degrees Celsius many times this November, so would I be using less energy keeping my body warm than someone living in a much colder climate?
 
Cheers
Reg Terrell

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Offline Marib-yemen

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Does outside temperature affect calorie-requirements?
« Reply #1 on: 26/12/2009 19:05:52 »
normal healthy body temperature is set at a fixed rate. when considering a thermometer. I can't remeber what the rate is! (need others help on this one)

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