Task Epidemiologic Analyses of Risk Factors for Bone Loss and Recovery Related to Long Duration Space Flight (Completed)
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: Bone Epidemiologic Analysis
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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Aims:
  1. To investigate the risk of microgravity exposure on long-term changes in bone health and fracture risk.
  2. To provide a summary of the current evidence available on potential risk factors for bone loss, recovery and fracture following long-duration space exploration.

Integration/Unique Aspects: This task is expected to inform Health Standards and recommend update if supported by data –to-date; to Inform other elements (HHC, SD) by recommending research tasks and clinical tests for medical operations based upon risk factor analyses; and determines if long-duration astronauts are at earlier risk for fragility fractures compared to terrestrial population and to peer-group (i.e., short-duration astronauts) in which no increase in fracture risk is hypothesized.

Generated information will be shared with the Space Medicine Division for their Conditions List.

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