I have read various articles on the internet regarding a low body temperature (below 97.7) and a slower metabolism. The cause can be from various factors such as hypothyroidism (which I have, but I'm on medication), stress, and other health conditions. Since body temperature is correlated to metabolism, if your body temperature is consistently below 97.7 is this an indicator that your metabolism has been effected by either disease, stress, or dieting and you now have a lower Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). How many calories per day would need to be deducted from standard BMR calculations when low body temperature is present? Any thoughts?