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Has Your Wetsuit Shrunk Since You Bought It?

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Wearing an elastic neoprene wetsuit in dry conditions, before diving, induced small but statistically significant changes both the ability of blood to circulate freely and respiratory function that could affect the physiological responses to underwater activities. That's what researchers at the Institute of Clinical Physiology have concluded.

Twenty healthy divers were evaluated by Doppler-echocardiology and spirometry while wearing full wetsuits and experienced a significant drop in heart rate and lung function. The data supported the hypothesis that, due to compression exerted on the chest, neoprene elastic recoil might decrease cardiac output and respiratory function, causing heart rate changes from normal....


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