Equol but not genistein improves early metaphyseal fracture healing in osteoporotic rats.

Healing of predominantly metaphyseal fractures in postmenopausal osteoporosis is delayed and comparatively poor. Hormone replacement therapy could improve fracture healing, but, because of its potential side effects, natural alternatives are more appealing. The aim of this study was to determine if the soy metabolite equol and the native isoflavone… CONTINUE READING