Tequila Plant Ex­tracts may Help Treat Os­teo­poro­sis

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Hous­ton: Sci­en­tists have iden­ti­fied sub­stances from the tequila plant that en­hance ab­sorp­tion of cal­cium in the body and pro­mote the for­ma­tion of new bones, a find­ing that may lead to new treat­ments for os­teo­poro­sis. The re­sults pro­vide the pos­si­bil­ity of de­vel­op­ing an al­ter­na­tive in the treat­ment of os­teo­poro­sis, a disease that, ac­cord­ing to the In­ter­na­tional Os­teo­poro­sis Foun­da­tion, af­fects 200 mil­lion peo­ple world­wide. PTI

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