How does estrogen protect bones? Unraveling a pathway to menopausal bone loss

How does estrogen protect bones? Unraveling a pathway to menopausal bone loss 2

Women who have reached menopause are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis, which can lead to bone fractures and long-term impairment of mobility. Studies have suggested a link between reduced bone density and low estrogen levels due to menopause, but the basis for this link is unclear. Researchers found that the protein Sema3A plays a key role in maintaining healthy bones, suggesting a new therapeutic avenue to treat osteoporosis. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190322105728.htm