Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Exciting News for Osteoporosis

This is very exciting research.

Researchers discovered that bone growth is controlled in the duodenum (gut) through serotonin. It was previously though to e controlled by the bones of the body. It was discovered that 95% of the Serotonin is created in the duodenum. Serotonin is used by the brain to influence mood, appetite and sleep.

This research is all over the news.

Hopefully the drug companies will work on a solution but hopefully doctors will keep pushing exercise and not just pills to prevent osteoporosis.

Did you know after age 20, the balance between bone formation and breakdown tips toward breakdown, and bone mass starts to decline?

New hope for bone growth

December 01, 2008 - Gary Culliton

Bone growth is controlled in the gut through serotonin, the same naturally present chemical used by the brain to influence mood, appetite and sleep, according to a new discovery from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center.

Until now, the skeleton was thought to control bone growth, and serotonin was primarily known as a neurotransmitter acting in the brain.

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