Physiological adaptations to high altitude

Researchers working in the Altitude Research Center.   (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Researchers working in the Altitude Research Center. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

acclimatization_to_altitudeThere is plenty of research out there. Here are a couple of powerpoints and a research paper which discuss most of the short- and long-term adaptations made by humans to high altitudes.

This one is quite accessible: 10 HighAltitudePhysiology

This one is not so easy, but is thorough: thorough ppt

A research paper from 2001: genetic understanding human adaptation to altitude in the andes

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