Vitamin C blocks bone loss in mice, study finds

10/10/2012 | ScienceDaily

Large quantities of vitamin C taken orally promote bone formation in female mice after removal of their ovaries, a procedure known to cause a loss of bone density, according to researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "This study has profound public health implications and is well worth exploring for its therapeutic potential in people," said lead researcher and physician Mone Zaidi. Additional research may uncover ways of preventing osteoporosis in humans, Dr. Zadi said.

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