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June 1930

THE METABOLISM OF OBESITY: VI. THE INFLUENCE OF FATIGUE ON MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the Medical Clinic, the Gusta Morris Rothschild Fund and the Otto Baer Fund for Clinical Research of the Michael Reese Hospital and the Nelson Morris Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;45(6):1004-1007. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140120179010
Abstract

In one of our previous communications,1 it has been demonstrated that there is a decrease in mechanical efficiency with an increase of obesity. The question arose whether the obese who were accustomed to carry their extra weight had more endurance than the thin or normal subjects and further what effect fatigue would have on their already lowered mechanical efficiency. Clinicians have noted that fatigue seems to be produced more easily in the thin or stout than in those of normal weight. It would seem that a certain amount of adipose tissue is distinctly helpful in the prevention of easy fatigability. Aside from a preliminary report1 made by us, a perusal of the literature revealed that no similar investigation had been reported. In the present comemunication, the results of an investigation on the influence of fatigue on mechanical efficiency and the endurance of the three groups are reported.

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