Impaired defense of core temperature in aged humans during mild cold stress.

  title={Impaired defense of core temperature in aged humans during mild cold stress.},
  author={David W. Degroot and W. Larry Kenney},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  volume={292 1},
Aged humans often exhibit an impaired defense of core temperature during cold stress. However, research documenting this response has typically used small subject samples and strong cold stimuli. The purpose of this study was to determine the responses of young and older subjects, matched for anthropometric characteristics, during mild cold stress. Thirty-six young (YS; 23 +/- 1 years, range 18-30) and 46 older (OS; 71 +/- 1 years, range 65-89) subjects underwent a slow transient cold air… CONTINUE READING
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