Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 14th, 2005
Study 1: The increase in hemoglobin mass at altitude is smaller in female athletes than in male athletes.
According to published research from Germany and Colombia, "Total hemoglobin mass has not been systematically investigated in females at altitude. We measured this quantity (CO-rebreathing method) as well as peak oxygen uptake in 54 young women (age 22.5±0.6 SE years) with differing physical fitness living in Bogota (2,600 m) and compared the results with those of 19 subjects from 964 m in Colombia and 75 subjects from 35 m in Germany. In spite of...
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