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The journal of nutrition, health & aging

, Volume 18, Issue 9, pp 820–826 | Cite as

A review of the effects of dietary silicon intake on bone homeostasis and regeneration

  • Luigi Fabrizio RodellaEmail author
  • V. Bonazza
  • M. Labanca
  • C. Lonati
  • R. Rezzani
Article

Abstract

Objective

Increasing evidences suggest that dietary Silicon (Si) intake, is positively correlated with bone homeostasis and regeneration, representing a potential and valid support for the prevention and improvement of bone diseases, like osteoporosis. This review, aims to provide the state of art of the studies performed until today, in order to investigate and clarify the beneficial properties and effects of silicates, on bone metabolism.

Methods

We conducted a systematic literature search up to March 2013, using two medical databases (Pubmed and the Cochrane Library), to review the studies about Si consumption and bone metabolism.

Results

We found 45 articles, but 38 were specifically focused on Si studies.

Conclusion

Results showed a positive relationship between dietary Si intake and bone regeneration.

Key words

Dietary silicon intake ortho-silicic acid bone regeneration osteoporosis silica scaffolds 

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© Serdi and Springer-Verlag France 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Fabrizio Rodella
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Bonazza
    • 1
  • M. Labanca
    • 1
  • C. Lonati
    • 1
  • R. Rezzani
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Anatomy and Physiopathology, Department of Clinical and Experimental SciencesUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly

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