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2004-11-27 15:00:09

A milk protein that dramatically improves bone density in laboratory tests offers hope to the tens of thousands of women and men who suffer from debilitating osteoporosis. Auckland University's osteoporosis research group has found that lactoferrin -- a protein found in milk -- not only boosts bone growth, but also inhibits the natural breakdown of bone. Associate Professor Jill Cornish, whose results were presented at a conference in Melbourne on Wednesday night, said much research had...

2004-11-26 09:00:11

NZ researchers discover lactoferrin for osteoporosis treatment WELLINGTON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand researchers have discovered remarkable bone-building properties in the milk protein lactoferrin, which could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis. Auckland's Osteoporosis Research Group has found that the milk protein, already produced commercially by New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra and the Tatua dairy company, not only inhibits bone breakdown but boosts bone growth four times...