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The mechanism by which high altitude hypoxia
causes decrease in birth weight is not exactly known.
If other variables are added such as hangovers, sleep deprivation, fatigue, medication use, altitude hypoxia
, or flying at night in bad weather, the negative effects are significantly magnified.
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The authors might have included a third group comprising of individuals who had nothing to do with aviation, for helicopter pilots are exposed to altitude hypoxia
, affecting especially the right ventricle and pulmonary artery pressure.
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