Peruvian contributions to the study on human reproduction at high altitude: from the chronicles of the Spanish conquest to the present.

Abstract

Humans have lived in the Peruvian Andes for about 12,000 years providing adequate time for adaptation to high altitude to have occurred. The arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century potentially altered this process through genetic admixture. Early records revealed a potential for reduced fertility and a high perinatal and neonatal mortality… (More)

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