MEN WASTE MORE ENERGY THAN WOMEN (Jul, 1937)

Well, that looks accurate.

MEN WASTE MORE ENERGY THAN WOMEN

Women apply their energy more efficiently than men, according to tests made at Fordham University in New York City. Breathing through tubes connected to a device called a “metabolor,” subjects pedaled bicyclelike machines while experimenters measured their oxygen consumption. Results indicated that men waste ten percent more energy than women.

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  1. Jari says: February 29, 201212:22 pm

    What I gathered from the net, Metabolor basically measures gas pressure (=volume) in a tank. The tank is filled with pure O2 which a test subjects inhales. Exhaled CO2 is absorbed chemically and remaining O2 is circulated. When O2 is consumed, the pressure drops. There are bellows etc. in the machine, to keep breathing pressure constant and that linkage from the tank is connected to a plotter.

  2. PoppyJoe says: March 1, 20128:37 am

    As a heart patient, I’ve had several VO2Max tests – they put you on a treadmill and have you exercise, wearing a Hannibal Lector sort of mask with tubes that go to the test equipment – Wikipedia says:

    “VO2 max (also maximal oxygen consumption, maximal oxygen uptake, peak oxygen uptake or maximal aerobic capacity) is the maximum capacity of an individual’s body to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise, which reflects the physical fitness of the individual. The name is derived from V – volume, O2 – oxygen, max – maximum.

    VO2 max is expressed either as an absolute rate in litres of oxygen per minute (l/min) or as a relative rate in millilitres of oxygen per kilogram of bodyweight per minute (ml/kg/min). The latter expression is often used to compare the performance of endurance sports athletes.”

    Not sure about the male/female comparison, though!

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