The combination of vitamins C and E prevents osteoporosis

Supplementation of ascorbic acid and alpha-tocopherol is useful to preventing bone loss linked to oxidative stress in elderly.

This study determined the effect of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) on bone density. For a 12-month period, 90 elderly people were given either a placebo, vitamin C plus vitamin E or 1,000 mg of ascorbic acid plus 400 IU of alpha-tocopherol. The results suggested that the administration of vitamin C together with vitamin E can support the treatment of osteoporosis or even prevent this disease. More details can be found in the study.
Ruiz-Ramos M, Vargas LA, Fortoul Van der Goes TI, Cervantes-Sandoval A, Mendoza-Nunez VM. Supplementation of ascorbic acid and alpha-tocopherol is useful to preventing bone loss linked to oxidative stress in elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2010 Jun;14(6):467-72.


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