Antioxidant vitamin supplements and markers of bone turnover in a community sample of nonsmoking women.
This study evaluated the effects of vitamins C and E on bone turnover (total volume of bone that is both resorbed and formed over a certain period of time). Blood and bone density were analyzed in 533 women, of which 22 were current users of supplemental vitamin C or E. The results showed that vitamin supplements can suppress bone resorption, i.e. the transfer of calcium from the bones to the blood, a common cause of bone weakening. Further details can be found in the study.
Pasco JA, Henry MJ, Wilkinson LK, Nicholson GC, Schneider HG, Kotowicz MA. Antioxidant vitamin supplements and markers of bone turnover in a community sample of nonsmoking women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2006 Apr;15(3):295-300.