Effect Of Moringa Oleifera On Bone Density In Post-Menopausal Women

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Jason Brown (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Edward Merritt

Abstract: Consuming foods that are rich in bone building vitamins and minerals may help provide important bone protection from this estrogen loss. Moringa Oleifera is a tropical plant that contains multiple important nutrients for bone health. The study objective was to determine the effects of M. Oleifera on the structure and function of bone in post-menopausal women ingesting 1g of M. Oleifera daily for 12 weeks. No significant interaction of the M. Oleifera on bone density was found with no difference in total body BMD between the two groups. Significant differences were found between pre and post total body BMD with the average for the entire subject group dropping from a BMD of 1.046 g/cm² to 1.034 g/cm² (p=.030); which is a -1.11% drop. No relationship between consuming M. Oleifera and an increase in bone density was found. The -1.11% decrease is extremely high but could be explained by seasonal changes, medications taken, menopause age, and higher starting bone density. Future studies should look to continue this study for a longer period of time, take blood samples to measure hormone level changes, add exercise to examine its effect, and increase M. Oleifera dosage.

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Brown, J. (2016). Effect Of Moringa Oleifera On Bone Density In Post-Menopausal Women. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2016
Moringa Oleifera, bone density, women, menopause

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