This Fruit May Prevent Bone Loss: ‘Extremely Compelling Research’

One daily serving slows bone loss, lowers osteoporosis risk

‘Extremely compelling research:’ one daily serving of this fruit may prevent bone loss.

(PR Newswire) Millions of us – both men and women –  are living with osteoporosis, a condition characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue.

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Now, scientific research has found that simply eating one serving a day of this sweet  fruit may help slow and prevent bone loss.

Scientific research has found that eating a serving of five dried plums (prunes) a day may help slow and prevent bone loss

Research published in the journal Osteoporosis International, studied postmenopausal women with low bone density, who ate 5 to 6 prunes (50g) per day, for a six-month period.

The research suggests that this level of consumption was as effective in preventing bone loss as a previous study where postmenopausal women consumed 10 to 12 prunes (100g) per day for one year.

“This research is extremely compelling, since women can lose 1 to 1.5 per cent of their bone density annually following menopause,” says Dr. Shirin Hooshmand, PhD and lead researcher, of the study, at San Diego State University. Read the full story at Markets Insider. Also of interest: Avoid Stroke, Heart Attack With These Two Fruits