New study links body temperature and depression

A University of California San Francisco (UCSF)-led study suggests higher body temperature in individuals with depression.

The study found a direct correlation between self-reported depression severity and higher average body temperature.

However, the study remains inconclusive as to whether depression triggers higher temperature or vice versa.

Existing research indicates using hot tubs or saunas may reduce depression, potentially due to body's self-cooling mechanisms like sweating.

Researchers propose several potential explanations for the link, including metabolic processes and inflammation impacting both body temperature and depressive symptoms.

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