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Hypobaric hypoxia causes body weight reduction in obese subjects.

Abstract:

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...

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10.1038/oby.2009.509

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Journal:
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
Volume:
18
Issue:
4
Pages:
675-681
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1930-739X
ISSN:
1930-7381
URN:
uuid:d7a05ae5-1f47-48e2-91ed-378a012fc004
Source identifiers:
124800
Local pid:
pubs:124800

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