(Extraído de naturaltherapypages.com.au)
The more scientists study the causes of age-related illnesses, the more it seems they discover the vital role the foods we eat can play in preventive medicine. It has been well-documented that osteoporosis particularly affects post-menopausal women, but until recently, researchers have been unable to pinpoint a specific food that may help reduce the risk of the development of osteoporosis. A new study published on the Florida State University News site suggests that the humble prune may be nature's best "preventive medicine" against osteoporosis.
Florida State University's Bahram H. Arjmandi and researchers from Oklahoma State University tested 2 group of women for a period of one year. All of the 100 study participants were post menopausal, putting them at greatest risk of developing osteoporosis. 55 of the women were instructed to eat one hundred grams of prunes (about 10) per day while the control group of 45 was instructed to eat 100 grams of dried apples. Both groups were also given daily dosages of calcium and vitamin D.