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The effect of temperature on resting metabolic rate


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Abstract (summary)

The body uses various methods to regulate core body temperature in both cold and hot environmental temperatures which could potentially affect an individual's VO2 consumption. The purpose in the current investigation was to determine if resting metabolic rate (RMR) changes as body temperature changes. Eight subjects, 4 males and 4 females, 20 ± 1.3 years from the general population of Warrensburg, Missouri, volunteered for this study. The subjects were immersed chest deep in hot water at 41.5 ± .48°C and cold water at 11.4 ± 1.7°C for 20 minutes, core temperature and VO2 consumption was recorded each minute. No significant relationship was found between core temperature and VO2 consumption during the cold water immersion r(6)=.318, p>.05 or the hot water immersion r(6)=.497, p>.05. Based on data collected, resting metabolism is not related to changes in core temperature when subjects are immersed in hot or cold water.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Health sciences;
Kinesiology
Classification
0566: Health sciences
0575: Kinesiology
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences
Title
The effect of temperature on resting metabolic rate
Author
Smith, Kevin A.
Number of pages
29
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0429
Source
MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124461380
University/institution
University of Central Missouri
University location
United States -- Missouri
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1489942
ProQuest document ID
851543932
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/851543932
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