Thermoregulation in Women
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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Early investigations concerning thermoregulation in women emphasized direct comparisons to men eventually the importance of controlling for physical fitness, heat acclimation, body fat, and size before comparing men and women was recognized. Most recent studies have emphasized the importance of controlling for menstrual cycle phase in thermoregulatory studies. Since it has become obvious that the reproductive cycle has profound thermoregulatory effects, the interactions between endocrine and thermoregulatory systems must be clarified. Future study of thermoregulation in women should focus on the complex integration of these and other regulatory systems to understand the unique thermoregulatory responses of women.
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