Sesame Osteoporosis Osteopenia Remedy. Sesame seeds are used in salads and in cooking. Also, many of us use Tahini which is made with sesame. Using tahini or adding Sesame seeds to salads or in cooking may be useful for those of us wanting to increase bone density.
Why? Scientific studies show that these seeds stimulate our osteoblasts (bone building cells) and so sesame can be part of any dietary program aimed at increasing bone density.
To be honest I was surprised when I read this. But I went to the USA government web site that documents scientific studies related to health issued and found that there ARE scientific studies about the Sesame Osteoporosis Osteopenia dietary help.
Published studies on this issue:
1. Sesamin stimulates osteoblast differentiation through p38 and ERK1/2 MAPK signaling pathways. Authors: Orawan Wanachewin, Kanchanit Boonmaleerat, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Vichai Reutrakul, and Prachya Kongtawelert corresponding author
Summary: "The data suggest that sesamin has the ability to trigger osteoblast differentiation by activation of the p38 and ERK MAPK signaling pathway and possibly indirectly regulate osteoclast development via the expression of OPG and RANKL in osteoblasts. Therefore, sesamin may be a promising phytochemical that could be developed for supplementation of osteoporotic therapy. Journal: Complement Altern Med. 2012; 12: 71. Published online 2012 May 30. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-71
2. There is also information at "Doctor NDTV" https://doctor.ndtv.com/This site states that sesame seeds are a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and a very good source of copper and manganese. They are also very low in cholesterol and sodium
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