Nutrition and high altitude exposure.

  title={Nutrition and high altitude exposure.},
  author={Bengt Kayser},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
  • Bengt Kayser
  • Published 1992 in International journal of sports medicine
Altitude exposure leads to considerable weight loss. The different hypotheses that have been put forward to explain this phenomenon are discussed reviewing the literature: 1) a primary decrease of food intake due to loss of appetite caused, directly or indirectly, by hypoxia, changes of menus, comfort and habits, 2) a discrepancy between energy intake and energy expenditure due to an increased basal metabolic rate and/or high levels of activity which are not matched by an increased food intake… CONTINUE READING


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