ERIC Number: EJ726057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-1
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Research Advances: Onions Battle Osteoporosis
King, Angela G.
Journal of Chemical Education, v82 n8 p1114 Aug 2005
Researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have identified a compound in the popular vegetable that appears to decrease bone loss in laboratory studies using rat bone cells. It is suggested that eating onions might help prevent bone loss and osteoporosis, a disease, which predominantly affects older women.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Behavior, Females, Diseases, Food, Eating Habits, Health Promotion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland