OTTAWA (WKRC) – A recent study has shown that some astronauts could suffer from a “space anemia. “A study from the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital studied 14 astronauts after they had been to space. Studies have shown that 54% more red blood cells are destroyed by the human body in space than on Earth. Dr. Guy Trudel, a researcher at The Ottawa Hospital and professor at the University of Ottawa, spoke about the affliction in a press release.