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An Apple a day prevents bone loss?

A flavonoid found only in apples called phloridzin may help prevent bone loss associated with menopause, suggests a study published in Calcified Tissue International. A side effect of the sex hormone changes that occur during a woman's transition through menopause is a tendency towards increased inflammation and free radical production, which in turn, promotes bone loss. Because of their anti-inflammatory actions, polyphenols have been suggested as one means of protecting against bone loss during this pro-inflammatory time in women's lives. French researchers have discovered that phloridzin may  eliminate  bone loss in post menopausal women, and even increase bone mineral density. So go ahead and eat an apple (or two) a day- but make sure it's organic.

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