Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mountain Dwellers Live Longer

A New Greek study confirms that highlanders live longer than lowlanders do by studying three villages near the Greek capital. The researchers concluded that the mountain air and hill walking could contribute to better health and greater longevity. At high altitudes, the body has to battle for enough oxygen-a condition called hypoxia. Previous research has shown that athletes can improve their endurance if they train at high altitudes. –DPA

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