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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Association Between Aging and Specific Physiological Measurements (LSAHNEWSV7_2_2)
Research Area:
Cardiovascular physiology
Clinical medicine
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
As part of the process of examining data to separate the effects of space flight from the background effects of aging, a comparison is made of the age-specific values for certain physiological measurements among both the astronauts and the comparison participants. In the general population, aging is associated with weight gain and increased serum lipids, increased blood pressure, and hearing loss. Similar associations were found among the LSAH population and the differences between the astronauts and the comparison participants, in general, were not dramatic.


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Publications
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Association between aging and specific physiological measurements. In: Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health Newsletter. October 1998;7(2).

Keywords
Cholesterol
Blood pressure
Aging
Hearing

Data Information
Data Availability
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Parameters
Blood pressure
Cholesterol, LDL
Hearing

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: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)