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Indian scientists discover drug for osteoporosis

13 August 2012

NEW DELHI: Indian scientists have found a chemical in Chinese and Indian medicinal plants, including kingshuk (butea monosperma) and red clover (trifolium pretense) that can be used to grow bones in rats. A 12–week treatment in osteoporosis-affected mice showed promising results. “The chemical, formononetin, increases new bone formation. It increases bone mass apart from preventing bone loss. Being a natural phyto-estrogen (plant chemical), it is more cost effective than commercially available therapy and devoid of side effects,” Divya Singh, a scientist at Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, who found its bone-formation effect told Deccan Herald….

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/271472/indian-scientists-discover-drug-osteoporosis.html

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Written by csirindia

August 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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