Health risk for athletes at moderate altitude and normobaric hypoxia.

  title={Health risk for athletes at moderate altitude and normobaric hypoxia.},
  author={Kai Schommer and Elmar Menold and Andrew W. Subudhi and Peter D B{\"a}rtsch},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={46 11},
Altitudes at which athletes compete or train do usually not exceed 2000-2500 m. At these moderate altitudes acute mountain sickness (AMS) is mild, transient and affects at the most 25% of a tourist population at risk. Unpublished data included in this review paper demonstrate that more intense physical activity associated with high-altitude training or mountaineering does not increase prevalence or severity of AMS at these altitudes. These conclusions can also be extended to the use of… CONTINUE READING
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