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Sherpas more efficient at getting energy from glucose

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by NelliePledge, May 24, 2017.

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    Maybe better titled as 'Prefer fat over glucose as fuel in low oxygen conditions'.
    You get more work done per unit of oxygen if you preferably use the bodies stores of glycogen, not fat as an energy source.
    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/05/16/1700527114
    Metabolic basis to Sherpa altitude adaptation
    Fluge et al found of ME/CFS
     
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    Interesting.

    ...Ponders about whether buying an altitude mask would have any benefit

    ...then thinks it would probably make me feel horrendous :p
     
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    Only if you have the mutation common in Sherpas.

    Now I'm wondering on CFS incidence in Sherpas.
     
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