Cold tolerance and lifestyle in modern society

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Physiological reactions to cold temperatures, as with other stimuli, vary greatly from individual to individual. Investigating factors influencing human variation is useful in assessing the environmental adaptability of human beings. Systemic adaptability to cold temperatures (that is, systemic cold tolerance) can be assessed by the ability of the body to suppress heat loss and to produce heat. These abilities are not independent of each other; however, when assessing human variation with respect to cold tolerance, these two abilities need to be investigated separately.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Variation
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the Laboratory to the Field
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781420084740
ISBN (Print)9781420084719
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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