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The effects of two different types of clothing on seasonal cold acclimation of thermophysiological responses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8039949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The work described in this paper investigated the effects of two types of clothing, leaving the legs covered or uncovered, on seasonal cold acclimation in women. Experiments were carried out to observe the different thermal physiological responses between two groups of subjects, who dressed themselves in knee-length skirts or trousers during the daytime for 3 months from September to November. It was found that rectal temperatures and heart rates in the subjects wearing skirts were shifted to lower levels when the season gradually became colder. The results suggest that the clothing type worn in daily life may play a potential role in seasonal cold acclimation of thermal physiological responses in man.
Authors:
X Li; H Tokura; T Midorikawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of biometeorology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0020-7128     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Biometeorol     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-24     Completed Date:  1994-08-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374716     Medline TA:  Int J Biometeorol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Health, Nara Women's University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acclimatization / physiology*
Adult
Body Temperature / physiology
Clothing*
Cold Climate
Female
Heart Rate / physiology
Humans
Seasons

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