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Title: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SWEATING CHARACTERISTICS OF MEN AND WOMEN OF TROPICAL HUMID CLIMATES DURING MODERATE EXERCISE
Authors: UGWU, A. C.
Keywords: Sweating characteristics
men
women tropical
humid
climate
exercise
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Int. Res. Comm. Sys (IRCS).
Series/Report no.: Vol. 13;pp. 1118 – 1119.
Abstract: Imposition of heat loads upon an average individual during exercise, as a result of the production of heat in the contracting muscles, can be in excess of 600 – 800W for extended periods and in excess of 1000W for limited periods and this can raise the body core temperature by 1 0 C every 5 to 8 minute and increase of more than 3.0 0 C can lead to central nervous system dysfunction, circulatory failure and eventually, irreversible tissue damage and death. Exercise in a hot and humid environment puts the body at an even greater risk in getting rid of the metabolic heat load generated during exercise, since evaporation of sweat is much reduced in such an environment. A significantly higher sweat rate for men than women (P < 0.05) was found under the normal condition. Men also very significantly (P < 0.005) lose more water, sodium and chloride of sweat than women during one hour exposure to moderate exercise.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/964
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