In the quest for better health, we often look to nature for answers. One such natural wonder that has caught the attention of researchers is the humble lemon. A recent study delved into the effects of lemon beverages on bone health, particularly in postmenopausal women. Here's what they found.
Researchers conducted a randomized control trial to understand the impact of lemon beverages on bone mineral density and bone metabolism. The study participants, all postmenopausal women, were divided into three groups:
The intervention lasted for 11 months, during which the LECA and LE groups consumed one bottle of their respective beverages daily.
The findings of this study are promising. The combination of lemon and calcium in a beverage seems to offer benefits for bone health in postmenopausal women. While the exact mechanisms are still being explored, it's clear that nature has once again provided us with a simple yet effective solution for a complex health issue.
For those interested in diving deeper, the study was supported by Sapporo Holdings Ltd. and is registered in the UMIN Clinical Trials Registry.