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Comparison of bone loss in space and during menopause

Jamalpur, Zahra and Khoshvaghti, Amir (2012) Comparison of bone loss in space and during menopause. In: دومین کنگره طب هوافضا و زیر سطحی.


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A rate of bone loss is induced in weightlessness (absence of mechanical loading during spaceflight) which is reminiscent of the bone loss induced by estrogen deficiency (the absence of estrogen) during menopause. The process of menopause-induced bone loss occurs in years (due to results of studies about measurable bone mass density deficits) but in a matter of months during spaceflight. So, spaceflight is considered as a risk factor in crew members for the earlier onset of osteoporosis. Striking similarities have been found between menopause-induced bone loss and spaceflight-induced bone loss. This suggests that mechanical unloading may increase the risk for early onset osteoporosis in crew members of spaceflights.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: editor3 Editor3 Editor3
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2013 07:55
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2013 07:55

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