Cold Shower Benefits (Studies and Abstracts)

- Updated on August 3, 2019

Cold Shower Benefits; Brown Fat Research

Shevchuk NA. Adapted cold shower as a potential treatment for depression. Med Hypotheses. 2008;70(5):995-1001.

Shevchuk NA. Hydrotherapy as a possible neuroleptic and sedative treatment. Med Hypotheses 2008;70:230-8.

Liang MT, Allen TW, McKeigue ME, Kotis A, Gierke LW. Effect of cooling on muscular health prior to running a marathon. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2001 Apr;101(4):219-25.

Onen SH, Onen F, Bailly D, Parquet P. Prevention and treatment of sleep disorders through regulation] of sleeping habits
[Article in French] Presse Med. 1994 Mar 12;23(10):485-9.

Brenke R, Siems W, Maass R. Fitness by cold stimulation of various intensity: effects on metabolism of purines and free radicals [Article in German]. Wien Med Wochenschr. 1994;144(3):66-8.

Mergeay D, De Neve M. Lumbar hypermobility: where swimming becomes hydrotherapy [Article in Dutch]. Acta Belg Med Phys. 1990 Oct-Dec;13(4):201-8.

Zucker I, Yosipovitch G, David M, Gafter U, Boner G. Prevalence and characterization of uremic pruritus in patients undergoing hemodialysis: uremic pruritus is still a major problem for patients with end-stage renal disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Nov;49(5):842-6.

Mattson MP. Perspective: Does brown fat protect against diseases of aging? Ageing Res Rev. 2010 Jan;9(1):69-76. Epub 2009 Dec 5.

Kanzleiter T, Schneider T, Walter I, Bolze F, Eickhorst C, Heldmaier G, Klaus S, Klingenspor M. Evidence for Nr4a1 as a cold-induced effector of brown fat thermogenesis. Physiol Genomics. 2005 Dec 14;24(1):37-44. Epub 2005 Oct 11.

References and Abstracts for Brown Adipose Tissue Research

Lidell ME, Enerbuck S. Brown adipose tissue–a new role in humans? Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2010 Jun;6(6):319-25. Epub 2010 Apr 13.

Ravussin E, Kozak LP. Have we entered the brown adipose tissue renaissance? Obes Rev. 2009 May;10(3):265-8. Epub 2009 Jan 19.

Cypess AM, Kahn CR. Brown fat as a therapy for obesity and diabetes. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2010 Apr;17(2):143-9.

Langin D. Recruitment of brown fat and conversion of white into brown adipocytes: strategies to fight the metabolic complications of obesity? Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010 Mar;1801(3):372-6. Epub 2009 Sep 24.

Nedergaard J, Bengtsson T, Cannon B. Unexpected evidence for active brown adipose tissue in adult humans. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Aug;293(2):E444-52. Epub 2007 May 1.

Avram AS, Avram MM, James WD. Subcutaneous fat in normal and diseased states: 2. Anatomy and physiology of white and brown adipose tissue. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Oct;53(4):671-83.

Valverde AM, Benito M. The brown adipose cell: a unique model for understanding the molecular mechanism of insulin resistance. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2005 Mar;5(3):269-78.

Medvedev LN, Elsukova EI. Brown fat tissue in humans [Article in Russian]. Usp Fiziol Nauk. 2002 Apr-Jun;33(2):17-29.