Deer Antlers Inspire New Theory on Osteoporosis January 3, 2012 Alaska

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Deer Antlers Inspire New Theory on Osteoporosis January 3, 2012 Alaska, Alaska Native News 

... researchers of the Research Institute of Hunting Resources [Spain] ... suggest that the origin of osteoporosis could not be directly linked to the lack of calcium but rather to the lack of ... manganese ... published in the latest issue of the Frontiers of Bioscience journal.... a dramatic increase in antler breakages seen in Spain in 2005. ... they realised that weakening was due to manganese depletion caused by the deer's diet. That year saw an intensely cold winter which in turn caused plants to reduce their manganese concentrations ...

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