If you have metabolic syndrome, you're at a much higher risk of bone loss. This is true whether you're a man or a woman. Studies have shown that metabolic syndrome causes low-grade inflammation, which can lead to lower bone mineral density and a higher risk of bone fractures. But new research has found that you can lower your risk simply by taking one of my favorite nutrients.
In this new study, Danish researchers wanted to find out if resveratrol could help men with metabolic syndrome avoid bone loss. To find the answer, the researchers used a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. They measured the bone mineral density and looked at signs of bone formation and resorption in 66 middle-aged men with metabolic syndrome. Then they divided the men into three groups and followed them for 16 weeks. They gave one group a 500 mg dose of resveratrol. They gave the second group a 75 mg dose of the compound. And they gave the third group a placebo twice a day.
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Compared to those who took the placebo, the men who took the higher dose of resveratrol had a 2.6% increase in lumbar spine volumetric bone mineral density. They also had a 16% increase in levels of the bone formation marker bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP) compared to the control group. In other words, the resveratrol had a clear benefit for those who had metabolic syndrome.
The researchers said, "In just four months on high-dose resveratrol, we saw significant improvements in bone mineral density at the spine and elevated levels of the bone formation marker BAP."
So if you suffer from metabolic syndrome — or any condition that might encourage bone loss — then you should consider taking resveratrol. You can order a high-quality resveratrol by following this link.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.
Marie Juul Ørnstrup et al. Resveratrol Increases Bone Mineral Density and Bone Alkaline Phosphatase in Obese Men: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, October 2014 DOI: 10.1210/jc.2014
Endocrine Society. "Resveratrol boosts spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome." ScienceDaily, 16 October 2014.<www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141016140847.htm>.