Effect of a prolonged altitude expedition on glucose tolerance and abdominal fatness.

@article{Chen2010EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a prolonged altitude expedition on glucose tolerance and abdominal fatness.},
  author={M. Chen and Wen-Chih Lee and S Chen and Chiu-Chou Chen and Chung-Yu Chen and Shin-Da Lee and J\orgen Grue Jensen and Chia-Hua Kuo},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={472-7}
}
In the present study, we investigated the effect of a long-term mountain expedition on glucose tolerance and insulin action. Twelve registered mountaineers ages 31 years (SD = 1.1) participated in a 25-day expedition at a 2,200-3,800-m altitude with an average duration of 8 hr per day. Arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) was substantially reduced during hiking. Glucose tolerance and insulin responses were measured prior to and twice during the expedition period. Maximal oxygen consumption… CONTINUE READING