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Body Mass Index (BMI) in LSAH Participants (LSAHNEWSV4_1_1)
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Body mass index is a measurement of weight adjusted for height, calculated as: weight (kg)/height (m)2. LSAH reported body mass index measurements for LSAH participants at baseline. The mean values for the study group at baseline were 23.28 for the astronaut group and 23.34 for the comparison group.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Update on body mass index. In: Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health Newsletter. Spring 1995;4(1):2.

Body weight
Body mass index

Body mass
Body mass index (BMI)

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
LSAH 01/01/1989 05/31/2010 21 years

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)