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Heat Acclimation for Special Populations


Caroline Sunderland

Neil S Maxwell

Julien Périard


This Heat Acclimation for Special Populations' Research Topic questions the ‘one size fits all’ approach for heat adaptation and that it may not be appropriate for all populations. Therefore, to highlight these differences we endeavoured to collect a set of studies on how heat acclimation may benefit a wide range of special populations who have specific needs.

We have published 12 articles in this Research Topic and defined four main areas of research. (a) an epidemiological approach and the aging process; (b) understanding physiological mechanisms and a novel heat acclimation method; (c) adaptation to the heat for special populations including males, females, military personnel and Paralympic athletes; and (d) the use of heat therapy for special populations. We have summarised the most noteworthy evidence of each study in these research areas.


Sunderland, C., Garrett, A. T., Maxwell, N. S., & Périard, J. (Eds.). (2020). Heat Acclimation for Special Populations. Frontiers Media.

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Apr 4, 2022
Publicly Available Date Dec 19, 2022
Publisher Frontiers Media
Series Title Frontiers Research Topics
Book Title Frontiers Research Topics
ISBN 9782889660186
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