Research Article

Acute Thermotherapy Prevents Impairments in Cutaneous Microvascular Function Induced by a High Fat Meal

Figure 1

Schematic illustration of the experimental protocol. (a) HFM (thermoneutral) protocol and (b) HFM-TT protocol. Arrows indicate time points where finger stick blood samples were taken. Temperatures of 33-34°C (thermoneutral) and 50°C (thermotherapy) indicate the temperature of the water pumped through water-perfused suit. BP: blood pressure; SkBF: skin blood flow; : core temperature; HFM: high fat meal.