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Eating in Space: Does Nutrition Matter?

Eating in Space: Does Nutrition Matter?

Astronaut T.J. Creamer, Expedition 22, is shown near food floating freely in the galley aboard the ISS. Good nutrition plays an vital role in keeping the human body working at optimal levels.
Courtesy of NASA.

Long duration space flight poses a number of important challenges to human physiological systems. Dr. Joanne Lupton examines how nutrition and exercise can be used as countermeasures to some of the more critical risks of living and working in microgravity, and emphasizes the importance of optimal nutrition and physical fitness to health, both in space and on Earth.

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Author(s): Joanne R. Lupton, PhD
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Eating In space: Does Nutrition Matter?

Overview: Optimal Nutrition for Spaceflight

Health-related Issues in Space

How are Risks to Space Explorers Identified and Prioritized?

Space Mission Risk Assessments

Muscle Wasting Countermeasure Studies for NSBRI

Muscle Wasting Bed Rest Studies

Protocol for Wolfe et al. 28-day Bed Rest Study

Changes in Muscle After 28 Days Bed Rest (kg)

Summary of Wolfe Bed Rest Study

Tufts Bed Rest Study

Overview: Tuffs Bed Rest Study Protocol

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Funded by the following grant(s)

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

This work was supported by National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA cooperative agreement NCC 9-58.