Dietary silicon interacts with oestrogen to influence bone health: evidence from the Aberdeen Prospective Osteoporosis Screening Study

Helen MacDonald, Antonia C Hardcastle, Ravin Jugdaohsingh, William D Fraser, David M Reid, Jonathan J Powell

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Abstract

Silicon (Si), as Si(OH)(4), is derived mainly from plant-based foods. Dietary Si is associated with bone mineral density (BMD) in premenopausal but not postmenopausal women.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-687
Number of pages7
JournalBone
Volume50
Issue number3
Early online date7 Dec 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • dietary silicon
  • bone mineral density
  • bone turnover
  • postmenopausal women
  • oestrogen

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