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Is altitude training an efficient treatment for obesity?

Girard, O., Malatesta, D. and Millet, G.P. (2015) Is altitude training an efficient treatment for obesity? ASPETAR: Sports Medicine Journal, 4 (3). pp. 582-586.


Worldwide, about half the adult population is considered overweight as defined by a body mass index (BMI – calculated by body weight divided by height squared) ratio in excess of 25 kg.m-2. Of these individuals, half are clinically obese (with a BMI in excess of 30) and these numbers are still increasing, notably in developing countries such as those of the Middle East region (1). Obesity is a disorder characterised by increased mass of adipose tissue (excessive fat accumulation) that is the result of a systemic imbalance between food intake and energy expenditure (2)...

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