Fatty-Tissue Changes in Rats with Acclimatization to Altitude

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Science  17 Sep 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3690, pp. 1383-1385
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3690.1383


Adipose tissue in the adult white rat changes in both quantity and histologic characteristics during a 5-week period of acclimatization to a simulated altitude of 4350 meters at 26°C. These findings are descriptive and do not at present permit conclusions as to the mechanisms involved.