The reason for weight loss at high altitudes is largely unknown. To date, studies have been unable to differentiate between weight loss due to hypobaric hypoxia and that related to increased physical exercise. The aim of our study was to examine the effect of hypobaric hypoxia on body weight at high altitude in obese subjects. We investigated 20 male obese subjects (age 55.7 +/- 4.1 years, BMI 33.7 +/- 1.0 kg/m(2)). Body weight, waist circumference, basal metabolic rate (BMR), nutrition proto...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date:
Hypobaric hypoxia causes body weight reduction in obese subjects.
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record