Effect of dietary boron on mineral, estrogen, and testosterone metabolism in postmenopausal women 1

  title={Effect of dietary boron on mineral, estrogen, and testosterone metabolism in postmenopausal women 1},
  author={Forrest H Nielsen and Curtiss D. Hunt and Loanne M. Mullen and Janet R. Hunt},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  pages={394 - 397}
A study was done to examine the effects of aluminum, magnesium, and boron on major mineral metabolism in postmenopausal women. This communication describes some of the effects of dietary boron on 12 women between the ages of 48 and 82 housed in a metabolic unit. A boron supplement of 3 mg/day markedly affected several indices of mineral metabolism of seven women consuming a low‐magnesium diet and five women consuming a diet adequate in magnesium; the women had consumed a conventional diet… 
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