New research suggests that prunes can help to prevent or delay bone loss in postmenopausal women. Scientists believe it may be due to their ability to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, which contribute to bone loss.
It has previously been noted that prunes are good for the gut, but this new research from Penn State suggests they may be good for bone health too. Researchers explain, “In postmenopausal women, lower levels of estrogen can trigger a rise of oxidative stress and inflammation, increasing the risk of weakening bones that may lead to fractures. Incorporating prunes into the diet may help protect bones by slowing or reversing this process.”
Researchers analyzed data from 16 studies in rodent models, ten preclinical studies, and two clinical trials for the review. Across all studies, it was found that eating prunes may help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and promote bone health in those with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a condition when bones become weak or brittle. It can affect anyone at any age, but it is most common in women over 50. The condition affects more than 200 million women worldwide, causing almost nine million fractures each year.
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