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Research trip to the Himalayas: adjustment to high altitude

Sam Lucas

This study investigates a number of problems for people adjusting to high altitude. A cohort of 17 people were measured at sea level then again at high altitude in the Himalayas over the following two weeks of living at high altitude (5050m). All in the cohort were measured at Day 1-3 and 12 of the people were measured at Days 7-9 and again at Days 12-15.


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The data for this study is in the file brain blood flow.xls If you have access to GenStat, you can go through the lesson Himalayas-GenStat.pdf.

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