My research is focused upon the examination of the potential mechanisms associated with changes in body mass upon exposure to altitude. The immediate and lasting effects of acute and more prolonged exposures were examined as were the use of hypoxia in conjunction with moderate intensity exercise.
Losses of body mass at high altitude are common. My thesis aimed to further knowledge on the mechanistic reasons for changes in body mass upon altitude exposure in isolation to confounding factors. A growing body of evidence now exists suggesting that hypoxia may be useful and effective as a novel and effective preventative and therapeutic tool for obesity and metabolic diseases. My thesis broadly sits within this area.
The findings of the research are predominantly based upon measures of resting metabolic rate, changes in substrate oxidation and blood lipid values.