Accession Number : ADA267031


Title :   Nutrition, Metabolic Disorders and Lifestyle of Aircrew (Les Desordres Metaboliques Dus a la Dietetique et Hygiene de Vie des Equipages (d'Aeronefs)


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267031.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 232


Abstract : These proceedings include the Technical Evaluation Report and 30 papers of the symposium sponsored by the AGARD Aerospace Medical Panel. The theme of the symposium was to review and update the knowledge pertaining to diet and nutrition as it applied to aircrew. The metabolic disorders, including hyperlipidemia and alternations of carbohydrate metabolism, are common problems in aviation medicine that demand specific attention and management by NATO flight surgeons. Hyperlipidemia is a cardiovascular risk factor that by itself or when combined with cigarette smoking and sedentary behaviour as well as other risk factors presents formidable problem for all NATO Air Forces as this directly impacts at pilot performance. Performance may also be affected by inadequate crew rest, environmental extremes and time zone shifts, all of which were recently illustrated in the Persian Gulf Conflict


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS , *NUTRITION , *METABOLIC DISEASES , *AVIATION MEDICINE , NATO , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SLEEP , FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY) , OBESITY , TOBACCO SMOKING , HYPOGLYCEMIA , JET LAG , CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES , CORONARY ARTERIES , CORONARY DISEASE , CAFFEINE , DIET , RISK


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE