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Hemoglobin levels in high altitude Tibetan natives of northwest Nepal

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Unusually low hemoglobin levels were found in a healthy population of Tibetan speaking people residing at 3800 m along the Nepal-Tibet frontier in northwest Nepal. Peoples native to the Tibetan plateau may have evolved novel adaptive strategies to hypoxic stress.

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Larrick, J.W., Topgyal, S. Hemoglobin levels in high altitude Tibetan natives of northwest Nepal. Int J Biometeorol 29, 7–10 (1985).

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