Osteopororis and flavonoids

 

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Role of flavonoids
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Osteoporosis and flavonoids

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and easily break. The mineral density of bones is decreased which makes them fragile. Typically fractures are present in hip and spine bones, in addition to wrist bones. Women are more likely than men to develop osteoporosis because of estrogen deficiency after menopause. Isoflavones in soy have a weak estrogen-like activity and thus they are interesting as they may be potential in osteoporosis prevention. In some studies, intervention as well as epidemiological studies, a protective effect of soy against osteoporosis has been detected. However, as soy also contains calcium, it may partly explain the effect. Among other types of flavonoids the consumption of tea (tea contains catechins) has been associated with higher bone mineral density.


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