Thursday, September 30, 1999

Onions 'prevent brittle bones'

Onions, garlic and a range of other salad goods may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis - the crippling bone disease that affects one in three women, usually after the menopause.

The claim comes from researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland who conducted experiments on rats.

They said that 1g of onion a day can help prevent the process that causes the condition - resorption, where calcium seeps from the bones making them brittle.

And 500mg mixed with garlic, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, rocket and parsley had a similar result.

Source BBC News


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