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‘Space lettuce’ could help astronauts avoid bone loss

Space lettuce could help astronauts maintain good bone health on long trips, a new study suggests. 

Research has shown that astronauts can lose about 1% of the mass of some bones per month spent in space. In addition to the impact of microgravity on bones, being in space might impact genes that affect bone health, according to NASA’s famous Twins Study. Astronauts do special exercises to help mitigate these effects. 

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