Author(s): Das UN
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Abstract Estrogen, statins, and essential fatty acids and their metabolites can prevent osteoporosis. However, it is not certain how these three structurally different agents can have the same beneficial action. It is suggested that all three, in addition to their other modes of action in the prevention of osteoporosis, have the ability to augment constitutional (or endothelial) nitric oxide generation, which is known to be beneficial in osteoporosis. If so, it will be interesting to study whether nitric oxide donors and/or nitric oxide precursors can be given together with estrogen, statins, or essential fatty acids to potentiate their benefit in osteoporosis.
This article was published in Exp Biol Med (Maywood)
and referenced in Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics