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The influence of Japanese sake on thermoregulation and scientific ‘chat’ of ICEE delegates
Japanese sake is a delicious beverage that can be consumed warm or cold but its effect on the temperature regulation and frequency of scientific ‘chat’ of delegates attending ICEE conference is unknown. A hypothetical repeated measure cross over design study was conducted whereby approximately 100 participants attending ICEE 2017 consumed either a warm sake (HOT) or cold sake (COLD) beverage. Delegates were allocated into groups of 8 and were required to drink 800ml of sake ad libitum over a 60-minute period. Core temperature (Tc), body temperature (Tb) and mean skin temperature (mean Tsk) (from 8 sites) were recorded pre and 30-minutes post beverage consumption. Scientific ‘chat’ was measured by recording the number of times the following words or phrases were mentioned in the group post sake consumption: ‘physiology’, ‘statistics’, ‘interesting’, ‘rectal’, ‘rejected’, ‘reviewer was clueless’ and ‘lets collaborate’. The results are presented in Table 1. Repeated measures ANOVA revealed no differences in thermoregulation but scientific ‘chat’ was higher after drinking warm sake compared to cold sake. This suggests that perhaps warm sake should be served during ICEE2017.
Table1: Tc, Tb, Mean Tsk ad scientific ‘chat’ pre and post consumption of either warm sake (HOT) or cold sake (COLD) *p<0.05