Energy intake during a typical Himalayan trek.

@article{Major2004EnergyID,
  title={Energy intake during a typical Himalayan trek.},
  author={Genevi{\`e}ve C Major and {\'E}ric Doucet},
  journal={High altitude medicine & biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={355-63}
}
People taking part in commercial treks are exposed to high altitude (HA) while eating ad libitum, a situation that has been related to under eating and body weight loss. We investigated this phenomenon in westerners taking part in a typical Himalayan trek. Body weight, energy intake (EI), macronutrient composition of the diet, and acute mountain sickness symptoms (AMS) were measured in seven healthy individuals (aged 45 +/- 12 yr and BMI 24.6 +/- 4.4 kg/m(2)) during a 19-day trek to Makalu Base… CONTINUE READING

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