News-Medical.net - "Vitamin C Actively Protects Against Osteoporosis"

 – October 9, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have shown for the first time in an animal model 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 medical world has known for some time that low amounts of vitamin C can cause scurvy and brittle bones, and that higher vitamin C intake is associated with higher bone mass in humans," said Dr. Mone Zaidi of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “What this study shows is that large doses of vitamin C, when ingested orally by mice, actively stimulates bone formation to protect the skeleton." Learn more