New research finds potassium salts aid bone health
Research conducted by the University of Surrey has found that potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate) found if fruit and vegetables may play a part in bone health. The results of the research show that these salts reduce calcium reabsorption levels, and excretion of calcium, increasing the bones strength.
"Our study shows that these salts could prevent osteoporosis, as our results showed a decrease in bone reabsorption" said lead author Dr Helen Lambert from the University of Surrey.
The study suggests that eating fruit and vegetables may improve the strength of bones and potentially reduce the risk of osteoporosis.