Grapefruit compound naringin shows promise in osteoporosis
Naringin, a compound found in abundance in the skins of grapefruit and orange, could be used to treat bone disorders such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, expert report in Drug Discovery Today.
A review of the evidence about the application of naringin in the treatment of bone disorders highlights its potential in terms of its bioavailability and bioactivity.
The research group concludes that: “Overall, the reported pro-osteogenic, antiresorptive and antiadipogenic properties establish this flavanone as an exciting candidate for application in bone tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.”
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