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Obesity and diving.

  title={Obesity and diving.},
  author={Gml Mouret},
(Mouret GML. Obesity and diving. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. 2006; 36: 145-7.) Obesity has long been accepted as one of the many risk factors for developing decompression sickness (DCS) when diving. Whilst body fat is a great heat insulator, there are a number of disadvantages to an obese person diving. These disadvantages range from the physical restriction of wetsuits, to concurrent medical pathologies and the higher demands on the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems whilst swimming. The… 
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