Are you looking for natural ways to boost your body’s bone-building capacity?
The answer may be inside a dried, wrinkled fruit…
Natural treatments for osteoporosis
Bone loss accelerates after menopause, which puts millions of American women at risk for hip, spine, and wrist fractures.
More women are looking for ways to modify their lifestyle and diet to prevent bone loss. Drug treatment can have side effects and be very expensive over the long term.
A new study on prune therapy for bone loss
Researchers at Florida State University recently conducted a study which found that patients who ate prunes had a higher bone density than other patients in the study.
The study was conducted by Dr. Arjmandi, a faculty member of the department of nutrition, food and exercise sciences. His previous research demonstrated bone-boosting effects of dried plums in a rat model.
Arjmandi’s goal is to isolate the compounds responsible for the bone building effect and create a supplemental solution for the treatment of osteoporosis.
How dried plums work to reverse bone loss
In multiple studies, the researchers found that dried plums result in the following effects:
- increased bone density
- decreased bone turnover (natural variation of bone density)
- restoration of strong bone structure
- reversal of bone loss that occurs during bedrest
- increased blood markers of bone formation
In the recently performed clinical study on postmenopausal women, patients ate 9 or 10 prunes per day, supplemented with vitamin D and calcium.
For more information on this research
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