Friday, 05 Jun, 2009 Science

Living in Space Makes You short, Fat and Bald


Scientists claim that a long stay in space can leave you bold, short and fat.

They say that living for many years where there's no gravitation has a negative effect on human looks due to the fact that people won't need to move or keep warm.

Astrobiologist Dr Lewis Dartnell says that near zero gravity causes underdevelopment of the bones and muscles.

Besides, living for years in space leaves people with bloated faces and bald, since fluid would pool in the human skull and there would be no necessity for insulation from the cold.

"With no need for hair to insulate the head or eyelashes to flick dust from their eyes, future humans may become completely hairless," said Dr Dartnell, from University College London.

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