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Author Topic: Does body temperature change basal (or resting) metabolic rate?  (Read 3628 times)

Offline Lamprey5

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Does body temperature change basal (or resting) metabolic rate? Increasing the temperature of a system increases the rate of chemical reactions within it, if I'm not mistaken. But when a person is cold, say, outside in -15 degrees Celsius weather without clothes on, wouldn't the body respond by working harder, expending more energy to keep the body warm? as opposed to the energy expended to cool the body when it is hot?


 

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Does anybody know the answer to this?
 

Offline Bill.D.Katt.

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I should think it does. I think it depends more upon what temperature your body is trying to reach. I think it mostly depends on your internal body temperature. If your internal body temp is low, then you won't feel cold when it's cool outside, I would guess that in this case your body isn't working to hard to maintain temp. By internal body temp I mean the temperature your body is trying to maintain.
 

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