November 24, 2011

Dried plums as treatment for osteoporosis

There has been quite a bit of research in the last few years showing that prunes are effective in both preventing and reversing bone loss in osteoporotic and osteopenic women.  One recent study compared dried plums to dried apples and found that in this population of 160 postmenopausal osteopenic women, both dried apple and dried plums had bone-protective effects, but in the plum group, bone density of the spine and ulna was significan

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