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Preserving Cardiovascular Health in Low-Gravity Environments

After collecting cardiovascular data from an astronaut and a long-distance swimmer after their respective activities, scientists have concluded that low-intensity exercise is not sufficient to prevent the heart from weakening under low-gravity conditions. Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center created this project in order to assess the physiological changes that space travelers experience when they leave earth’s gravitational field and become weightless, with the ultimate goal of optimizing the health of astronauts and increasing the feasibility