Active - Currently funded and in progress
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.