Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong
Posted on: Apr 29, 2017 10:11AM
If anyone with a more detailed science background reads this and can give their 2 cents on prunes/bones/cancer, I'd love to hear it:
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May 5, 2017 08:59AM Icantri wrote:I am a regular subscriber to the author's newsletters and very much value his expertise. (I am not a medical professional.)
Aug 18, 2017 11:25AM - edited Aug 18, 2017 11:30AM by peggy_j
Wallycat, I noticed the source listed studies from 2000 and 2002. I haven't had time to read all that, but yesterday I went onto PubMed and there appear to be many studies that suggest prunes are healthy and can reduce bone loss. This is a PDF of the meta-analysis published this year:
Dried Plums, Prunes and Bone Health: A Comprehensive Review
(the conclusions are listed on p. 17 and 18)
Conclusions Dried plums are an easy means to help individuals meet their daily recommendations for fruit intake. The beneficial effects of dried plums on bone health may be in part due to the unique variety of phenolics and nutrients present in the fruit. Animal and cell studies suggest that dried plums and/or their extracts enhance bone formation and inhibit bone resorption through their actions on cell signaling pathways that influence osteoblast and osteoclast differentiation; however, results on specific markers are not consistent across and between studies. Animal studies are somewhat consistent with small clinical interventions that show dried plums may exert beneficial effects on total body and site-specific BMD. Long-term prospective cohort studies using fractures and BMD as primary endpoints are needed to confirm the effects of smaller clinical, animal and mechanistic studies. No adverse effects were noted among any of the studies included in this comprehensive review. While the data are not completely Nutrients 2017, 9, 401 18 of 21 consistent, this review suggests that postmenopausal women may safely consume dried plums as part of their fruit intake recommendations given their potential to have protective effects on bone loss.
BTW, has Jacob Schor published any of his findings in a peer-reviewed journal? That purple background makes me question how legit his findings are.
Aug 18, 2017 01:12PM MTwoman wrote:
I'm with peggy. His web page does not scream "peer reviewed journal".
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