Growth and development of Andean high altitude residents.

@article{Greksa2006GrowthAD,
  title={Growth and development of Andean high altitude residents.},
  author={Lawrence P Greksa},
  journal={High altitude medicine & biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={116-24}
}
Growth and development under conditions of chronic hypoxia result in a different pattern of growth in Andean highlanders than in lowlanders. Growth at high altitude results in a small (1 to 4 cm) delay in linear growth, with most, if not all, of the delay probably established at or soon after birth. It also results in an enhancement of lung volumes, particularly residual volume, which is 70%-80% larger in highland than lowland children, on average, with the magnitude of the increase being… CONTINUE READING

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