Dysanapsis and the resistive work of breathing during exercise in healthy men and women.

@article{Dominelli2015DysanapsisAT,
  title={Dysanapsis and the resistive work of breathing during exercise in healthy men and women.},
  author={Paolo B Dominelli and Yannick Molgat-Seon and Derek Bingham and Philippa M. Swartz and Jeremy D. Road and Glen E Foster and Andrew William Sheel},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={119 10},
  pages={1105-13}
}
We asked if the higher work of breathing (Wb) during exercise in women compared with men is explained by biological sex. We created a statistical model that accounts for both the viscoelastic and the resistive components of the total Wb and independently compares the effects of biological sex. We applied the model to esophageal pressure-derived Wb values obtained during an incremental cycle test to exhaustion. Subjects were healthy men (n = 17) and women (n = 18) with a range of maximal aerobic… CONTINUE READING