Who sweats more, muscle-bound or overweight person?

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Naomi Wilson  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Dr Chris,

I enjoy listening to your show every week! It makes a great podcast to listen to anywhere.

I have a physiological question. Do people with greater muscle mass sweat more than those who have more fat? Muscles generate heat when working, so would that create a greater cooling response by the body via increased sweating?

It's something I've often wondered about!

Hope you can help

Naomi, Belfast

What do you think?
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