Simultaneous dietary administration of xylitol and ethanol on bone resorption

Not quite sure what the practical aspects are of this one, but I thought it was interesting.  Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar that is found in foods like fruits that is known to have a positive effect on dental health.  Bacteria in the mouth cannot use xylitol to produce acids that destroy dental enamel, so xylitol containing items like gum have been shown to lower the incidence of dental caries.  But I was unaware that xylitol also had a beneficial effect on bone mass by slowing down bone breakdown.

This study combined xylitol with ethanol (ethanol lowers bone mass by speeding up breakdown) and found a much greater decrease in bone breakdown because the ethanol keeps more xylitol in the bloodstream.  No quite sure where to go with this one–maybe xylitol in your wine to boost bone health???

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.