New treatment for healthier bones

A new odourless and easily administered treatment could help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis.

Scientists tested picolinic acid on normal and menopausal mice and observed an increase in their bone mass with no side effects.

The compound could help combat the destructive effects of osteoporosis, which can weaken bones causing pain and fractures.

Particularly common in post-menopausal women, osteoporosis affects over 300 million people. The finding comes at a welcome time as an increasing number of people develop the condition in ageing populations, such as Australia.

Read more at University of Sydney