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Acta Physiol Scand Suppl. 1986;556:99-104.

Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. A short review.


Exercise is known to produce an increase in oxygen consumption in the resting post-exercise state. This increase is known as the excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). A short review of the literature regarding the magnitude, duration, mechanisms and clinical significance of EPOC is given. It is concluded that a significant contribution of the total oxygen requirement of exercise results from an increase in post-exercise oxygen consumption.

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