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Bone-Protective effects of Fennel

March 27, 2012

Bone loss is a feature of post-menopause.  Osteoclasts are  large cells found in growing bone that resorb bony tissue through the formation of canals and cavities.   If this  resorption of  bone could be inhibited in some way this could be an effective treatment of postmenopausal bone loss.

In this study, Kim et al Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) was studied at at low concentration and its effect on bone resorptive activity of mature osteoclasts was measured.

Results indicate that oral administration of Fennel has the potential to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis by reducing both osteoclast differentiation and function.

Los resultados indican que la administración oral de hinojo tiene potencial para prevenir la pérdida de hueso en la osteoporosis post-menopáusica.

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