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Does Aging Affect How Cold We Feel?

I remember listening to my grandparents complain about being cold in the house, so is it true that aging makes us feel colder? This article explains that the part of the brain that coordinates heat regulation in the body is the hypothalamus, but scientists are still working out the specifics of how, why and what role it plays in our changing perception of cold. Until then, the best way to beat the cold is to bundle up, turn up the thermostat, or perhaps book a flight to a warmer climate. Visit AARP® Staying Sharp® for more brain health information.

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