Ground-Based Model for Lunar Disuse Bone Loss
During spaceflight, astronauts are susceptible to decrements in bone mineral density. This suscetibility leaves astronauts at an increased risk of fracture and compromises their likelihood of repeat missions. Our ground-based Lunar model simulates disuse bone loss. Through our novel exercise regimens, we were able to mitigate losses seen by group members not exercised.
Boudreaux, Ramon; Metzger, Corinne; Cecchini, Tiphaine; Camp, Kaleigh A.; Yuen, Evelyn; Macias, Brandon R.; Shirazi-Fard, Yasaman; Hogan, Harry A.; and Bloomfield, Susan
"Treadmill Running and Tower Climbing Resistance Exercise Mitigate Disuse Bone Loss in Mice Equally Well,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol2/iss4/3