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Publications [#339328] of Herman Pontzer

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  1. Pontzer, H, Energy Constraint as a Novel Mechanism Linking Exercise and Health., Physiology (Bethesda, Md.), vol. 33 no. 6 (November, 2018), pp. 384-393 [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/07/16)

    Humans and other species adapt dynamically to changes in daily physical activity, maintaining total energy expenditure within a narrow range. Chronic exercise thus suppresses other physiological activity, including immunity, reproduction, and stress response. This exercise-induced downregulation improves health at moderate levels of physical activity but can be detrimental at extreme workloads.

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