Many studies have shown that subjects lose significant amounts of body mass, fat mass as well as fat-free mass, during a climb to and/or a stay at high altitude. Altitude-induced weight loss is mainly caused by malnutrition due to hypoxia-related satiety, independent of acute mountain sickness.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||News in Physiological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2001|