Research highlights ways to protect astronaut cardiovascular health from space radiation

Research highlights ways to protect astronaut cardiovascular health from space radiation

Research highlights ways to protect astronaut cardiovascular health from space radiation

Space: the final frontier. What’s stopping us from exploring it? Well, lots of things, but one of the major issues is space radiation, and the effects it can have on astronaut health during long voyages. A new review in the open-access journal Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine explores what we know about the ways that space radiation can negatively affect cardiovascular health, and discusses methods to protect astronauts. These include radioprotective drugs, and antioxidant treatments, some of which are more common than you might think.
Research highlights ways to protect astronaut cardiovascular health from space radiation