Title

Improved lipid profile following an ascent of Mt. Everest

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Men's Health

Volume

8

Issue

1

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

3-1-2011

First Page

83

Last Page

84

Abstract

It is estimated that 47.7 million men in the United States over the age of 20 have a total blood cholesterol level ≥ 200 mg·dl−1, increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) [1]. It is well known that physical activity and a diet high in vegetables and low in saturated fat reduces total cholesterol. Recent research suggests that living at high altitude may offer additional protection against CVD [2]. However, little is known about what effect sojourns to very high altitudes have on the blood lipid profile.

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