Sex differences in human thermoregulation: Relevance for 2020 and beyond

R. Yanovich, I. Ketko, N. Charkoudian

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Abstract

The participation of women in physically strenuous athletic and occupational tasks has increased substantially in the past decade. Female sex steroids have influences on thermoregulatory processes that could impact physical performance in the heat. Here, we summarize and evaluate the current literature regarding sex differences in thermoregulation and provide recommendations for heat-illness risk-mitigation strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalPhysiology
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular
  • Exercise
  • Heat stress
  • Skin blood flow
  • Women

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