Temperature and Longevity: How Being Cold Might Influence Aging

What’s cooler than being cool?

Curve representing the increase in pathophysiology (disease susceptibility) as a function of increasing age along with the deviations due to environmental factors. Cold exposure might influence deviation below the curve, thereby reducing pathophysiology with age. Source: Flouris et al.

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A model of how reduced body temperature may influence longevity, and the mechanisms shared with dietary practices (caloric restriction) known to impact lifespan. Source: Flouris et al.

Should I live somewhere cold to benefit my health?

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