NASAL DILATORS AND EXERCISE VENTILATION
Clapp, A. J., & Bishop, P. A. (1996). Effect of the Breathe Right nasal dilator during light to moderate exercise. Medicine and Science in Exercise and Sports, 28(5), Supplement abstract 525.
Moderately-trained Ss (N = 12) completed seven stages of a Balke test (31 minutes duration) with and without a Breathe Right nasal dilator. Neither ventilation expired nor oxygen consumption was altered by the nasal dilator.
Implication. Nasal dilators do not alter the ventilatory response in exercise.
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