They are also studying how bone loss in space affects bone cells and structure, body chemistry and other organs.
As we learn more from space studies on bone health, we will continue to improve our understanding of bone health here on Earth, which may even lead to finding a cure for osteoporosis.
To learn more about current research studies and lessons learned from space, visit http://www.nof.org/osteoporosis/osteoporosis_report_newsletter.htm.
This article was written by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. NOF’s mission is to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and to find a cure through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research. Visit NOF's Web site at www.nof.org!