Chlorogenic Acid Prevents Ovariectomized-induced Bone Loss

“[…] chlorogenic acid appears to be a promising candidate for the management of osteoporosis.”

BUFFALO, NY- March 26, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Aging (listed by MEDLINE/PubMed as “Aging (Albany NY)” and “Aging-US” by Web of Science) Volume 16, Issue 5, entitled, “Chlorogenic acid prevents ovariectomized-induced bone loss by facilitating osteoblast functions and suppressing osteoclast formation.”

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease in aging populations, principally in postmenopausal women. Anti-resorptive and anabolic drugs have been applied to prevent and cure osteoporosis and are associated with different adverse effects. Du-Zhong is usually applied in Traditional Chinese Medicine to strengthen bone, regulate bone metabolism, and treat osteoporosis. Chlorogenic acid is a major polyphenol in Du-Zhong. 

In this new study, researchers Chien-Yi Ho, Chih-Hsin Tang, Trung-Loc Ho, Wen-Ling Wang, and Chun-Hsu Yao from China Medical University, China Medical University Hospital and Asia University found chlorogenic acid to enhance osteoblast proliferation and differentiation. Chlorogenic acid also inhibited RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis. Notably, ovariectomy significantly decreased bone volume and mechanical properties in the ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Administration of chlorogenic acid antagonized OVX-induced bone loss. 

“Taken together, chlorogenic acid seems to be a hopeful molecule for the development of novel anti-osteoporosis treatment.”

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Corresponding Authors: Wen-Ling Wang, Chun-Hsu Yao

Corresponding Emails: [email protected], [email protected] 

Keywords: chlorogenic acid, osteoporosis, ovariectomized, osteoclast, osteoblast

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