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Vitamin E may protect BMD in women
Doctors in this study measured the diets of 3,203 adult men and women and compared whole-body bone mineral density (BMD), and BMD of the lumbar spine, hip, leg, and thigh. While there was no benefit in men, women with the highest circulating vitamin E levels had the greatest BMD in these areas.

Discussing the findings, doctors said oxidative stress may play a role in osteoporosis, and that postmenopausal women with lower estrogen levels often have more oxidative stress. The antioxidant properties in vitamin E may provide its bone density benefit, by helping balance the flow of calcium into and out of bones.


Reference: British Journal of Nutrition; 2016. Vol.115, No.1, 113-120.
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