Weak bones

First For Women - - Contents -

In a dou­ble-blind, place­bo­con­trolled study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of In­ter­nal Medicine, adult women who re­ceived a sup­ple­ment con­tain­ing Lac­to­bacil­lus reuteri daily for one year ex­pe­ri­enced 50% less bone loss in their lower legs than women who re­ceived a placebo.

The Swedish in­ves­ti­ga­tors the­o­rize that this spe­cific strain of bac­te­ria pro­motes in­creased ab­sorp­tion of bone-strength­en­ing cal­cium, and they say sup­ple­ment­ing with Lac­to­bacil­lus reuteri, which is found in many over-the-counter pro­bi­otic prod­ucts, is a safe, ef­fec­tive way to help pre­vent os­teo­poro­sis.

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