Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?
|Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?||Darrell Miller||12/20/16|
December 20, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?
There has been some research that supports the theory that eating prunes can prevent and possibly reverse bone loss. Unfortunately, this research was done on mice, and involved eating prunes as 25% of their diet. A similar study done on women showed comparable results, but they were also taking vitamin D and calcium supplements. There was no control group in the study taking just the supplements without eating prunes. Given this information, it is too soon to conclude that the prunes were mainly responsible for the change in bone health.
- One compared the effects of eating 100 grams of prunes with 75 grams of dried apples on bone mass in women who were post menopausal.
- A hundred grams of prunes, by the way is about 12 prunes, which amounts to about 240 calories.
- The women in this study did not experience any significant weight gain over the course of the year.
"The study went on for one year, during which both groups also took calcium and vitamin D supplements."