Volume 89 Issue 38 | p. 33
Issue Date: September 19, 2011

Holding The Line On Weight Loss

ACS Meeting News: Protein and fat supplements help mountaineers reduce unwanted muscle and weight loss
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: food, nutrition, altitude, fat, protein, muscle

A mountaineer climbing Mount Everest can expend upward of 10,000 kcal per day. That’s enough exercise to make anybody lose weight, even if they don’t want to. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that people also lose their appetite at high altitude.

At a Division of Agricultural & Food Chemistry symposium at the American Chemical Society national meeting held last month in Denver, scientists described the nutritional challenges associated with extreme conditions found at . . .

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