Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Strontium Moves to First Line Treatment of Bone Density

Two grams a day of strontium was shown to reduce the fracture rate in patients with osteoporosis in a 10 year Belgium study. Combine this therapy with exercise, vitamin D, moderate dose calcium with magnesium, and perhaps natural progesterone; and you will likely get better results than using the biphosphonate drugs such as Fosamax. The latter drugs reduce bone resorption. Strontium not only reduces bone resorption but also increases bone formation by 20-25%. See Family Practice News, July 2011, p. 42, the TROPOS study in J. Clin. Endocrinol. Met. 2005 and the SOTI trial in N. Eng. J. Med. In 2004.

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