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Old 03-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #27
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Re: 25 years old just diagnosed with osteoporosis

Anabolic = building or creating new, Catabolic = breaking down. Bisphosphonates work my inhibiting osteoblasts (which break down bone). However research is emerging that in the long run this may follow on to a decrease in osteoclast (which build new bone) activity. So bisphosphonates are a catabolic aid. New research is going into anabolic therapy, to boost osteoclast activity instead.

At least this is how I understand it after a few days of reading!

 
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