Association between obesity and reduced body temperature in dogs

  title={Association between obesity and reduced body temperature in dogs},
  author={Giuseppe Piccione and Elisabetta Giudice and Francesco Fazio and Roberto Refinetti},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
Background:Industrialized nations are currently experiencing an obesity epidemic, the causes of which are not fully known. One possible mechanism of enhanced energy efficiency that has received almost no attention is a reduction in the metabolic cost of homeothermy, which could be achieved by a modest lowering of body core temperature. We evaluated the potential of this obesity-inducing mechanism in a canine model of the metabolic syndrome.Methods:We compared the rectal temperature of lean dogs… CONTINUE READING


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