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Nutrition, endocrinology, and body composition during space flight
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/S0271-5317(98)00162-6
Author and Affiliation:
Lane, H. W.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX United States)
Gretebeck, R. J.
Smith, S. M.
Abstract: Space flight induces endocrine changes that perturb metabolism. This altered metabolism affects both the astronauts' body composition and the nutritional requirements necessary to maintain their health. During the last 25 years, a combination of studies conducted on Skylab (the first U.S. space laboratory), U.S. Shuttle flights, and Soviet and Russian flights provides a range of data from which general conclusions about energy and protein requirements can be drawn. We have reviewed the endocrine data from those studies and related it to changes in body composition. From these data it appears that protein and energy intake of astronauts are similar to those on Earth. However, a combination of measures, including exercise, appropriate diet, and, potentially, drugs, is required to provide the muscle health needed for long duration space flight.
Publication Date: Nov 01, 1998
Document ID:
20040089210
(Acquired Sep 07, 2004)
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.) (ISSN 0271-5317); Volume 18; 11; 1923-34
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston TX United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: BODY COMPOSITION (BIOLOGY); ENDOCRINOLOGY; HORMONES; NUTRITION; WEIGHTLESSNESS; LONG DURATION SPACE FLIGHT; METABOLISM; PROTEINS; SKYLAB PROGRAM; SPACE SHUTTLE MISSIONS
Other Descriptors: BODY COMPOSITION; HORMONES/METABOLISM; NUTRITION; SPACE FLIGHT; WEIGHTLESSNESS; ENERGY METABOLISM; HUMAN; PROTEINS/METABOLISM; FLIGHT EXPERIMENT; STS SHUTTLE PROJECT; SKYLAB PROJECT; LONG DURATION; MANNED; SHORT DURATION; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL; NASA CENTER JSC; NASA DISCIPLINE REGULATORY PHYSIOLOGY
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