Swedish researchers have found a way of utilising the positive effects of oestrogen in mice so that only the skeleton is acted on. Oestrogen is the hormone that principally strengthens the bone mass in women, and it is also of significance for the skeleton in men. Treatment of osteoporosis with oestrogens is, however, linked to serious side-effects such as breast cancer and blood clots.
"The development of special oestrogens that are tailored to bone and only affect a particular part of this type of oestrogen receptor may lead to a more targeted and effective treatment for osteoporosis with minimal side-effects," said Prof Claes Ohlsson. The study is presented in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .ANI
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