Accession Number : ADP001885

Title :   Bone and Body Mineral Composition Studies in Active Duty and Retired Submariners,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Messier,Arthur A. ; Cohn,S. H. ; Neer,R. M. ; Vaswani,A. ; Tappan,Donald V.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The total body calcium measurement, indicative of total bone mass, is normal in retired submariners and the bone mineral content, indicative regional bone mass, is normal in both active duty and retired submariners. Therefore, it is concluded that repeated and prolonged exposure to the submarine environment produces no cumulative changes in skeletal mass.

Descriptors :   *Bones, Submarine personnel, Exposure(Physiology), Stress(Physiology), Calcium, Metabolism, Skeleton, Mass, Neutron activation, Potassium, Ratios, Tables(Data), Military medicine, Active duty, Retirement(Personnel)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE