The effects of head cooling on endurance and neuroendocrine responses to exercise in warm conditions

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The present study investigated the effects of head cooling during endurance cycling on performance and the serotonergic neuroendocrine response to exercise in the heat. Subjects exercised at 75% VO(2max) to volitional fatigue on a cycle ergometer at an ambient temperature of 29+/-1.0 C, with a relative humidity of approximately 50%. Head cooling resulted in a 51% (p


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-872
Number of pages10
JournalPhysiological Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008


  • Prolactin, Hyperthermia, Central Fatigue, Exercise, Head Cooling