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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

Author(s): David R. Caprette, PhD
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Overview: Optimal Nutrition for Spaceflight

Four issues will be discussed in this presentation. First, we will address the importance of nutrition to manned spaceflight. Next, we will focus on two key areas of concern that can be impacted positively by nutritional countermeasures: muscle wasting and radiation-enhanced cancer. When nutrients are consumed they affect the entire body, not just one physiological system. So we must consider the effect of any nutritional or exercise countermeasure on the whole person. That topic will be emphasized in section three of this presentation. Finally, we will see how countermeasures developed for use in space apply equally well to health challenges here on earth.


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932


Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education