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Short-chain fatty acids regulate systemic bone mass and protect from pathological bone loss, 2018, Zaiss et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Open access at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02490-4

    Article based on study - https://www.fau.eu/2018/01/12/news/research/can-muesli-help-against-arthritis/
     
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    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Does anyone know what foods are rich in short-chain fatty acids?
     
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    Vinegar (acetic acid), fatty dairy products (butyric acid), carob & vanilla (isobutyric acid), and valerian (valeric acid). Some are also used as food additives, and others are basically inedible. But the primary sources seem to be production in the human body and/or bacteria.
     
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    This looks like nonsense again to me. Metabolites from germs in mice are not 'regulators' of bone mass. They may affect bone mass in highly artificial circumstances. But the regulators of our bone mass are our regulatory feedback based hormonal systems. It is a bit like saying ice cream is a regulator of body weight in camels.

    And there is no evidence whatever for bacterial products being relevant to rheumatoid arthritis. This is just Chinese fairly stories being whispered around by people who like fairy stories.
     
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    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Perhaps illustrates the gulf between theory and evidence.
     
  6. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I think it illustrates the gulf between real science and the sort of half-baked nonsense that self-perpetuates through the current publication system.
     
  7. Little Bluestem

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    Why is everyone picking on ice cream!
     
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