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While in space, astronauts experience changes in muscle composition, water balance, and energy utilization similar to individuals of advanced age who are sedentary, on bed rest, or living in long term care facilities. Research on food consumption, appetite, and musculoskeletal changes that occur in astronauts and aging populations will be discussed.
The proposed mechanisms and research on prevention include energy, protein and amino acid dietary levels and effectiveness of resistive and weight bearing exercise. New research developments on the metabolic and morphologic mechanisms responsible for the loss of lean muscle mass due to inactivity, and the effects of additional essential amino acids and protein, alone or with exercise, on the amelioration of muscle loss during inactivity and aging will be reported.
Our experts will also share how application of the International Space Station food system and exercise programs can benefit the health of aging individuals in all settings.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 9020, 2110, 5100
- Apply nutrition and metabolic research conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) to food systems and activity recommendations for aging adults to reduce risk of malnutrition, dehydration and sarcopenia.
- Identify the morphologic changes in muscle due to inactivity and relate these effects to functional decline for groups living in space or reaching advanced age.
- Explain the effects of additional essential amino acids and protein, alone or in combination with exercise, in reducing muscle loss during inactivity and aging.
- Arny Ferrando, PhD
- Helen Lane, PhD, RD
Moderator and Program Planner
- Claire D. Schmelzer, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN
Planned with the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group