Lung Cancer and High Altitude

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Lung Cancer and High Altitude

Recently researchers have discovered that people living in places at higher altitude have lower rates of getting lung cancer than those who live at sea level.

The reason for this seems pretty simple, it all has to do with oxygen intake. According to the research taken for every 3,300 foot rise in elevation, chances of lung cancer fell by more than seven cases per 100,000 people. This doesn’t mean people living in high elevation are clear of getting lung cancer or that you should move to reduce the risk either.

This is a very interesting study and one that will no doubt continue will be researched.

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