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Male Astronauts Have Greater Bone Loss and Risk of Hip Fracture Following Long Duration Spaceflights than FemalesThis slide presentation reviews bone loss in males and compares it to female bone loss during long duration spaceflight. The study indicates that males suffer greater bone loss than females and have a greater risk of hip fracture. Two possible reason for the greater male bone loss are that the pre-menopausal females have the estrogen protection and the greater strength of men max out the exercise equipment that provide a limited resistance to 135 kg.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Ellman, Rachel
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Sibonga, Jean
(Harvard Medical School Cambridge, MA, United States)
Bouxsein, Mary
(Harvard Medical School Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
October 15, 2010
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
American Society of Bone Mineral Research 2010(Toronto)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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