Monthly Archives: June 2014

Biological process behind role of vitamin B12 in bone formation unravelled

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown biological process involving vitamin B12 and taurine that regulates the production of new bone cells. This pathway could be a potential new target for osteoporosis treatment. In humans it is well known that vitamin deficiencies lead to stunted growth, but the underlying mechanisms have long been a mystery. In […]

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Prevent Osteoporosis

A study involving more than 4,000 healthy adults published in The Lancet has found that taking vitamin D supplements does NOT improve bone mineral density. The authors conclude that continuing widespread use of these supplements to prevent osteoporosis in healthy adults is in fact needless. Professor Ian Reid from the University of Auckland in New […]

Does drinking alcohol impair bone healing?

YES IT DOES! A study done by Loyola University Medical Center researchers is providing insights into how alcohol slows healing on the cellular and molecular levels. Roman Natoli, MD, PhD, presented findings during the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The researchers studied the effects that alcohol consumption had […]