The effect of the combination of trekking and balanced appropriated diet were studied in mountaineers who spent 6 days at an altitude ranging from 900 to 5895 m above sea level (a.s.l.), during the Kilimanjaro Abruzzo Expedition. This study explored whether anthropometric, cardiovascular and blood biochemical parameters were significantly changed by a regular trekking performed at high altitude, with reduced oxygen levels, together with a macronutrient-containing balanced diet (total daily caloric intake: 3000–3500 Kcals). In consideration of the short period of high-altitude exposure, high altitude exercise appeared to provide beneficial and rapid effects on the lipid profile and to modulate cardiovascular functions. These effects rely on both high-altitude hypoxia and physical activity. The most interesting observation is that even just a few days of high-altitude exercise, along with a balanced diet, was able to improve plasma lipid profiles.
Kilimanjaro Abruzzo expedition : effects of high-altitude trekking on anthropometric, cardiovascular and blood biochemical parameters / V. Verratti, S. Falone, C. Doria, T. Pietrangelo, C. Di Giulio. - In: SPORT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH. - ISSN 1824-7490. - 11:3(2015 Dec), pp. 271-278.
|Titolo:||Kilimanjaro Abruzzo expedition : effects of high-altitude trekking on anthropometric, cardiovascular and blood biochemical parameters|
|Parole Chiave:||Physical exercise; Altitude; Hypoxia;Human adaptations|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11332-015-0235-z|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|