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Eating in Space: Does Nutrition Matter?

Author(s): Joanne R. Lupton, PhD

Health-related Issues in Space

What problems associated with space travel may be positively addressed by proper nutrition and exercise? All of them can, from radiation-enhanced cancer to psychosocial factors. This presentation will concentrate on three health issues related to space travel: muscle atrophy, radiation-enhanced cancer, and to a lesser extent, bone loss.


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.