Research Alert

Article title: Keeping older individuals cool in hot and moderately humid conditions: wetted clothing with and without an electric fan

Authors: Matthew N. Cramer, Mu Huang, Gilbert Moralez, Craig G. Crandall

From the authors: “These findings suggest that wearing a water-soaked T-shirt in heat wave conditions can attenuate heat strain, while electric fan use in combination with a water-soaked T-shirt has no effect on heat strain compared to wearing a dry T-shirt alone.” 

This study is highlighted as one of April's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: Journal of Applied Physiology