Osteoporosis is a nasty disease. In short, it reduces the strength of our bones and makes them susceptible to fractures. It most often occurs in postmenopausal women, so these ladies should pay close attention to their health. Especially that osteoporosis is usually undetected until the first fracture. And then it is too late. You must start an immediate treatment that will no longer be able to fully heal the skeletal system. It's much better to take care of prevention - just in case.
Prevention of osteoporosis
Ah, yes, prevention. All those who will want to secure themselves in the old years will surely be interested in the latest discoveries from Sweden. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg conducted research at the University Hospital in Mölndal to confirm the influence of probiotics on the better bone status of older people.
The study involved 90 women, whose average age was 76 years. At the beginning, they were divided into two groups, the first one received powder with probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus reuteri 6475), and the second placebo. The division (and who gets the placebo, and who the proper probiotic) decided ... fate. This proverbial coin toss divided these 90 women into two camps. It is interesting that scientists also did not know the results of the draw. Who found out the probiotic learned after the experiment. Women took the drug for a year and during this time, the researchers observed that the probiotic reduced bone loss by half. According to Anna Nilsson. When we finished the annual examination, we measured the loss of bones in the lower parts of the legs of volunteers using tomography. We compared them with the results from the beginning of the study. Turned out,that women taking the active formulation lost half the bone mass by half than women in the placebo group. Another important thing is that the therapy was well tolerated and did not cause more side effects than placebo.
This is a unique study. And it's not just that thanks to Gothenburg scientists, the chances of effective prevention are increasing. The unique thing is that these are the first studies on humans! Until now, tests have only been carried out on mice, and as we know there is a difference between us. The latest study with the help of seniors is a major step forward!