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Weight loss at high altitude: pathophysiology and practical implications.

Abstract:
Climbers at high altitude (>5000 m) lose weight. This impairs performance and safety, but the mechanisms are not entirely due to an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. There is some evidence of carbohydrate malabsorption, but there are also changes in fat metabolism and total body water. This paper considers the physiological control of weight and then discusses the changes in each parameter before addressing the practical implications.
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Published

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Journal:
European journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
5-10
Publication date:
2006-01-05
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EISSN:
1473-5687
ISSN:
0954-691X
URN:
uuid:24044380-75ef-45d5-b6a5-eb4eb14dadbb
Source identifiers:
353540
Local pid:
pubs:353540

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