Friday, December 19, 2008

Boron: Role in the Body & Benefits

Role in the Body
Boron is necessary for healthy bones and calcium and for the metabolism of magnesium and phosphorous.

Dietary Sources
It is found in carrots, apples, grapes, pears, leafy vegetables, and grains.

Who Is at Risk for Deficiency?
Boron deficiency is rare, although some elderly people may need small supplements to aid in calcium absorption.

It is thought that boron may prevent bone loss and demineralization, especially in postmenopausal women.

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