Washington: In a study conducted on mice, researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time found that vitamin C actively protects against osteoporosis, a disease affecting large numbers of elderly women and men in which bones become brittle and can fracture.The finding has profound public health implications, and is well worth exploring for its therapeutic potential in people, according to lead researcher Mone Zaidi, MD, Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, and of Structural and Chemical Biology, and Director of the Mount Sinai Bone Program.
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