Improved lipid profile following an ascent of Mt. Everest
Journal of Men's Health
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) . 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 . However, little is known about what effect sojourns to very high altitudes have on the blood lipid profile.
Wagner DR. (2011). Improved lipid profile following an ascent of Mt. Everest. Journal of Men’s Health. 8:83-84.