Energy expenditure climbing Mt. Everest.

  title={Energy expenditure climbing Mt. Everest.},
  author={K. R. Westerterp and Bengt Kayser and Fred Brouns and J P Herry and Wim H. M. Saris},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={73 5},
Weight loss is a well-known phenomenon at high altitude. It is not clear whether the negative energy balance is due to anorexia only or an increased energy expenditure as well. The objective of this study was to gain insight into this matter by measuring simultaneously energy intake, energy expenditure, and body composition during an expedition to Mt. Everest. Subjects were two women and three men between 31 and 42 yr of age. Two subjects were observed during preparation at high altitude… CONTINUE READING


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