The effect of menthol application to the skin on sweating rate response during exercise in swimmers and controls

@article{Kounalakis2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of menthol application to the skin on sweating rate response during exercise in swimmers and controls},
  author={Stylianos N. Kounalakis and Petros G Botonis and Maria D. Koskolou and Nickos D. Geladas},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={109},
  pages={183-189}
}
We tested the hypothesis that menthol application would reduce the magnitude and initiation of sweating via excitation of cold-sensitive afferent pathways and concurrently via a cross-inhibition of heat loss pathways in acclimatized (swimmers, SW) and non acclimatized (control, CON) subjects in cool water. It was expected this effect to be exaggerated in SW subjects. Eight SW and eight CON subjects cycled at 60% of their $$ \dot{V} $$ O2max, as long as to reach 38°C in rectal temperature (Tre… CONTINUE READING

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