Mechanics of breathing during exercise in men and women: sex versus body size differences?

Abstract

Women have smaller airways and lung volumes and lower resting maximal expiratory flow rates relative to men. Female athletes develop expiratory flow limitation more frequently than male athletes, and they have greater increases in end-expiratory and end-inspiratory lung volume at maximal exercise. Women use a greater fraction of their ventilatory reserve and have a higher metabolic cost of breathing.

DOI: 10.1097/JES.0b013e31817be7f0

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@article{Sheel2008MechanicsOB, title={Mechanics of breathing during exercise in men and women: sex versus body size differences?}, author={A William Sheel and Jordan A . Guenette}, journal={Exercise and sport sciences reviews}, year={2008}, volume={36 3}, pages={128-34} }