March 25th, 2012

Mount Everest – A Living Laboratory

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As part of a study programme, from mid-April to Mid-May researchers from the Mayo Clinic are to join an expedition to Everest where they will monitor nine climbers for the duration of their climb. The leader of the scientific expedition is physiologist Dr Bruce Johnson. He has already conducted research at the South Pole and other mountain ranges and this time he said that they will be studying the effects of extreme altitude on healthy, active individuals because what they experience mimics aspects of heart disease.

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The Earth Times by Michael Evans   3/25/12

Tags: Dr. Bruce Johnson, extreme altitude, Mount Everest, Research, Wellness

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