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Are Cold Showers Good For You? – Brit Lab

Does the recent hype about taking ice cold showers stand up to science? Doctor Chris van Tulleken is today’s guinea pig.

Footnotes:

1) Cold Water Shock: http://completeguide.rnli.org/cold-water-shock.html

Cold Water Safety: http://www.coldwatersafety.org/ColdShock.html

2) Adapted cold shower as a potential treatment for depression: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17993252

Scientific Evidence-Based Effects of Hydrotherapy on Various Systems of the Body: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4049052/

3) Adapted cold shower as a potential treatment for depression: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17993252

4) Cold water immersion in the management of delayed-onset muscle soreness: Is dose important? A randomised controlled trial, Philip D. Glasgow, Roisin Ferris, Chris M. Bleakley https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24768476

Post-exercise cold water immersion attenuates acute anabolic signalling and long-term adaptations in muscle to strength training.The Journal of Physiology, 2015; DOI: 10.1113/JP270570 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/JP270570/abstract;jsessionid=D729CDDEB44563EB58FAE78E7A0960B5.f02t02

5) Cold water immersion in the management of delayed-onset muscle soreness: Is dose important? A randomised controlled trial, Philip D. Glasgow, Roisin Ferris, Chris M. Bleakley https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24768476

6) White to Brown Fat -Irisinand FGF21 Are Cold-Induced Endocrine Activators of Brown Fat Function in Humans. Cell Metabolism, Volume 19, Issue 2, 4 February 2014, Pages 302-309 DOI: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24506871viihttp://completeguide.rnli.org/cold-water-shock.html

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