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Study: Cosmic radiation could increase risk of Alzheimer’s for Mars astronauts

January 01, 2013

Study: Cosmic radiation could increase risk of Alzheimer’s for Mars astronauts

Space travel may raise the risk Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.

A newly released study finds space travel increases the risk of developing¬†Alzheimer’s, the latest study to unearth some of the risks presented to astronauts.

The eight-year long study, funded in part by NASA through the Space Radiation Laboratory at Brookhaven National Laboratory on New York’s Long Island, found that the cosmic radiation on such a mission could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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