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Health.com: 10 Winter Health Myths Busted

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Myth: You Lose Most of Your Body Heat Through Your Head

Contrary to the findings from one 1950s Army study, most of your body heat doesn't escape through your noggin, according to Dr. Vreeman. "In the now-infamous study, volunteers visited the Arctic with their heads exposed. However, the rest of them was outfitted in gear designed to protect against the cold, so it's logical that they lost most of their body heat from their heads," she says. If you go outside without gloves, you'll lose a disproportionate amount of heat through your hands.

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