Oct 19, 2012 0
Low levels of vitamin C have long been associated with brittle bones but, according to a new study, large doses of the vitamin may actively stimulate bone formation and protect against osteoporosis and bone loss. Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine tested bone mineral density among two groups of mice, one of which was given large doses of vitamin C over eight weeks. The results showed that the mice who received vitamin C had a higher bone mineral density when compared to the group who received no vitamin C. Mone Zaidi, MD, director of the Mount Sinai Bone Program, said the study has profound public health implications and, with further research, may discover that dietary supplements may help prevent osteoporosis in humans. More here and here.