Bones Age by As Much As 10 Years After Long Periods in Space

From Medscape by Carolyn Crist

Prolonged spaceflight can damage bone structure permanently and age parts of the skeleton prematurely by as much as 10 years, according to a new report.

Adapted training programs and certain medications could better protect astronauts involved with future space missions, particularly ones that seek to travel longer distances and for longer periods of time than on the International Space Station (ISS).

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