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The California Dried Plum Board was excited to attend the 2014 Food & Nutrition Convention Expo in Atlanta, Ga, where we had the oppurtunity to distribute recipes, complimentary bone scans and PLUMKINS.
Astronauts are exposed to ionizing radiation that can increase oxidative damage in skeletal tissues and lead to an imbalance in the dynamics of bone building and breakdown. Although genetics play a role in determining bone mass, prunes can help slow or prevent bone loss.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released a 2016 California dried plum/prune crop estimate.
New Study Adds to Ongoing Research that Dried Plums Bone-Preserving Effects Seen with One Daily Serving of Dried Plums
Sacramento, Calif. (March 10, 2016) - One in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. While bone health may not top the list of common health concerns, the risk is real. In fact, for women, the chance of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.1 Various lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise, can help to prevent osteoporosis, which is actually not considered a normal part of aging. And new research, published in Osteoporosis International, highlights the important role that one specific fruit - dried plums (prunes) - might play in strengthening bones.
San Diego, CA – (April 4, 2016) – New research presented this week at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB 2016) expands on the current body of evidence supporting the link between dried plums (prunes) and bone health in post-menopausal women, and the effect of dried plums on reducing colon cancer risk in an animal model. The findings align with previous studies that have discovered dried plums’ benefits on both bone and colon health.