Coffee bean compound – chlorogenic acid – may reduce bone loss highlights new research

Chlorogenic acid, polyphenols, anti-oxidant, osteoporosis, bone health, arthritis digestChlorogenic acid is a promising candidate for the management of osteoporosis experts advise in the light of new research.

A natural compound found in a variety of plants, chlorogenic acid belongs to a group of compounds called polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties. Abundant in various fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, tomatoes and blueberries, coffee beans are a particularly well-known source of chlorogenic acid.

Previous work shows chlorogenic acid may be important in blood sugar regulation, weight management, heart health and have neuroprotective effects. Now research using rats reveals that the natural compound supports cells responsible for building bone (osteoblasts) and reduces the activity of cells that break down bone (osteoclasts).

The team concludes that “chlorogenic acid seems to be a hopeful molecule for the development of novel anti-osteoporosis treatment.”

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