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Milk Basic Protein improves bone mineral density in healthy women

Oct 17, 2005

The radius is the bone that extends from the inside of the elbow to the wrist on the thumb side of the arm. In this study of 33 healthy women, the effect of Milk Basic Protein was tested on the bone mineral density of the radius. The women received either placebo or Milk Basic Protein daily for 6 months. The bone mineral density of the Milk Basic Protein supplemented women increased significantly at the different points measured and the density did not increase for women on placebo. The Bone mineral density was significantly higher in the Basic Milk Protein supplemented women by the end of the trial. The study appears in the March 2002 issue of the journal Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry.

Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

Do not just depend on medication to lower your cholesterol, focus on diet and nutrition and include plant sterol containing foods or plant sterol containing supplements as part of your daily healthy lifestyle.

Quercetin prevents early stage liver tissue injury in diabetic rats

In this study the antibiotic Streptozotocin was used to cause diabetes in rats. Eight weeks later the level of free radicals being generated in the liver were significantly increased in diabetic rats. Supplementation with Quercetin prevented the elevation of these oxidizing free radicals in the livers of diabetic rats. Additionally, activation of inflammation seen in the livers of unsupplemented diabetic rats was abolished by Quercetin. This study suggest that Quercetin treatment may block the production of inflammatory mediators that cause early stages of tissue injury in diabetes and that are involved in the evolution of late complications. The study is published in the October 2005 issue of the Journal of Nutrition, the journal for The American Society for Nutritional Sciences.