Last Published:  02/14/14 10:39:26 AM
Short Title: Nutrition SMO
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Supporting Org(s):
Human Health Countermeasures
Funding Status: Active - Task currently funded
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Direct Contract

1) include inflight blood and urine collection

2) expand nominal testing to include makers of normative markers of nutritional assessment

3) add an R+30 session to allow evaluation of
 postflight nutrition and implications for rehabilitation

Integration/Unique Aspects:
Nutrition SMO includes measures of factors that influence, mediate or reflect bone mineral metabolism, e.g. vitamins, minerals, oxidative damage markers, markers of iron and calcium metabolism, bone- and calcium-regulating hormones, stress hormones and urinary markers of bone turnover.  These measures increase the understanding of and cellular/biochemical etiology underlying skeletal adaptation in space.