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ba0005p202 | Cell biology: osteoclasts and bone resorption | ECTS2016

The effect of potassium citrate on human primary osteoclasts in vitro

Torreggiani Elena , Massa Annamaria , Di Pompo Gemma , Granchi Donatella , Baldini Nicola

An increasing amount of scientific evidence suggests that western diet is a risk factor for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Indeed, metabolic acidosis, occurring after high levels of protein intake, may adversely impact on the skeleton by disrupting calcium metabolism, and leads to a decrease of bone mineral density (BMD). Currently, the prevention and treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis are mainly based on lifestyle modifications (i.e. exercise, quitting smoking and ensurin...