Vitamin C promotes healthy bone mass

Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining bone mass ā€“ promoting the balance between old bone resorption and new bone formation, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report that appears online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

“The assumption is that everyone gets enough vitamin C in their diet,” said Dr. Kenneth Gabbay, professor of pediatrics, molecular diabetes and metabolism at BCM. “However, multiple studies of large groups of people show that higher intakes of vitamin C are associated with higher bone mass and lower fracture rates.

“Our study shows that vitamin C is critical to maintaining the homeostasis necessary for healthy bone mass.”

Homeostatis is the ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.

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One response to “Vitamin C promotes healthy bone mass

  1. High blood levels of vitamins to also include magnesium and calcium. Magnesium is a good vitamin for high blood pressure and that this deficiency can cause blood pressure. It can also be found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, purslane, poppy seeds and green beans.

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