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This Is What Happens To Your Body At High Altitudes

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This Is What Happens To Your Body At High Altitudes
People say they get drunker on airplanes, but it's not the alcohol -- it's the altitude. Why is that? What exactly does altitude do to the body?

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The Claim: You Get Drunk Faster at High Altitudes
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/health/02real.html?_r=0 
"At the national convention last week in the mile-high city of Denver, the New York State Democratic Party warned delegates about the potential effects of drinking alcohol there. 'Remember that drinks may go to your head faster than you're used to in New York,' it said."

Into Thin Air: Weight Loss in High Altitudes
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/into-thin-air-weight-loss-at-high-altitudes/ 
"In addition to a lack of oxygen, there may be another reason it's called thin air-researchers have been exploring the relationship between weight loss and high altitudes."

Everest: What Happens To Your Body 29,029 Feet Above Sea Level
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/17288/20151009/everest-what-happens-body-ascend-29-029-feet-above-sea.htm 
"What is it like to stand on top of the world? Nothing short of exhilarating, say those who've made it to the top of Mount Everest's summit 29,029 feet above sea level, at the cruising altitude of a 747. The spectacular view aside, part of what makes the experience so exhilarating is that getting there is no walk in the park."
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