Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones weaken, is prevalent within the female population.
The risk for developing osteoporosis rises with age. Over 50% of women over age 80 are diagnosed with osteoporosis.
But fortunately, there are several effective treatment options and preventative measures already available for osteoporosis.
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found a relationship between the use of probiotic supplements and the prevention of age-related bone loss among older women.
Conducted at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Mölndal, Sweden, 90 women of an average age of 76 were given either probiotic or placebo supplements for an entire year.
The study found that bone loss was decreased by 50% in women who received probiotics vs. women who received a placebo.
What’s more, the subjects who received probiotic supplements showed no signs of side effects.