Energy and water balance at high altitude.

K.R. Westerterp

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Energy and water balance at high altitude.

Westerterp KR.

Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

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