Total body fat does not influence maximal aerobic capacity

  title={Total body fat does not influence maximal aerobic capacity},
  author={Michael I. Goran and David Fields and G N Hunter and S L Herd and R Weinsier},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the influence of body weight and body composition on aspects of aerobic fitness. Our hypothesis was that increased body weight, specifically increased fat mass (FM), would not limit VO2max relative to fat-free mass (FFM), but would reduce maximal and sub-maximal VO2max relative to body weight.DESIGN: We used data from two ongoing studies. In Study 1 a cross-sectional analysis of 129 children across a wide spectrum of body composition was… CONTINUE READING
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