Doctor Steve Faulkner of the Loughborough University claims that hot bath prevents type 2 diabetes. Previously, he was involved in a study that found bathing burns 150 calories. The study was published in the journal “Physics in Medicine and Biology.” The researcher believes that hot bath naturally strengthens the immune system and prevents diabetes. He conducted an experiment on animals to identify how heating affects health.

The study suggests that hot bath acts as a key regulator of blood sugar. Heat shock proteins are tiny molecules formed by our immune system.

Their level increases following exercise and passive heating. These molecules naturally regulate insulin level and improve blood sugar. In the long term, raised level of proteins prevents anxiety, depression, and cardiovascular diseases. It seems that hot bath is one of the activities that naturally improve blood sugar level. Scientist says that regular hot bath could be an alternative to medicines. He will conduct several experiments to prove his point. He aims to publish the study in the journal “Physics in Medicine and Biology” by the end of 2017.

New field of research

Passive heating is good for human health. It is a relatively new Field Of Research, but some exciting results have emerged over the past few years.

In 2015, John Morgan at the University of Oxford suggested that frequent sauna reduces the risks of a heart attack and stroke. The idea that hot bath prevents diseases received further support when Professor Harris Peter at the University of Oregon revealed that hot bath lowers blood pressure and improves peripheral circulation.

Doctor Steve Faulkner aims to find out how passive heating increases the level of nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide is a molecule that dilates blood and reduces risks of blood pressure.

Type 2 diabetes

Steve Faulkner studies how our cells respond to heat shock proteins. These tiny molecules are present throughout the body.

Their level increases with workouts and passive heating. To know more about the effects of the hot bath, Steve Faulkner will conduct a few experiments. He believes that it is now possible to lower the blood pressure with bath. We can prevent diabetes with passive heating to a greater extent. He supports the study conducted by Philip Hooper at the McKee Medical Center. Philip investigated the effects of bath in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results showed improvement in body weight and blood glucose level. Steve believes that future investigations will establish the true potential of passive heating as a therapeutic tool.