A crucial role for thiol antioxidants in estrogen-deficiency bone loss
Osteoporosis is, in reality, a disease of lifestyle. Somewhere along the line we managed to convince the masses that it was all about calcium, and that milk was the answer. Well, it ain’t so easy (not to mention the fact that the countries with the highest intakes of dairy have the highest incidence of osteoporosis…). Here we see that heavy duty antioxidants such as glutathione plays a role in protecting bone, and that supplementation (albeit in a rat..) with NAC or vitamin C help regenerate glutathione and protect bone.
JCI — Abstracts: Lean et al. 112 (6): 915