Skip to comments.Skeletal Discovery Bone Cells Affect Metabolism
Posted on 09/12/2007 4:26:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
If your blood glucose is out of whack, the problem may be in your bones. New research in mice shows that bone cells exert a surprising influence on how the body regulates sugar, energy, and fat.
A bone-cell protein called osteocalcin influences energy metabolism through its effects on pancreatic and fat cells.
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This doesn't mean Type II diabetes is all that simple, but the fact that bone hormones are involved is consistent with one of the "cures" we have available to us, and that's an immense amount of walking ~ a mile or two a day seems to stimulate the body in some manner to overcome insulin resistance and to reduce blood sugar levels.
Certainly walking has to put some degree of strain on the long bones and major joints of our bodies, and that has to send some sort of signal to the biochemistry resident in the bones.
I’m not fat! It’s my bones fault!
I don’t have diabetes, however there is a family history. Unfortunately, walking one to two miles per day is out of the question due to osteo problems. Therefore.....
I'm big boned...
It's all due to Karl Rove
in the Bat Cave.
With the Osteomatron.
It only makes sense and seems it would not be a mystery - that our bones would be involved in differences in blood chemistry, and the performance of blood, in as much many of blood’s constituents are manufactured in the bone marrow.
I cannot believe that this avenue of research is only just now finding this hypothesis.
Hmmmm.....usually osteo problems are helped by walking, unless it’s REALLY severe....I hope that isn’t the case with you. Are you taking Vitamin D? Lots of it? Just wondering.
Very interesting. I have type II, and walk about 3-4 miles a day at work. I also bike about 20-40 miles a week. I’ve lost about 60 pounds and have about 40 pounds to go to reach my primary goal weight.
Thank you for your interest. Mine is basically caused by the top bone of my leg coming off the bottom bone. I get winded very quickly. I really hate it. I am looking into water aerobics, although it won’t be for sometime since I’m having some surgery on Friday. In preparation, I was told that I can’t take any supplements. But I’ll keep that in mind once I can resume. Thanks again!
Here's another thread with some links. The image first appeared as an "X'd" out image box, then I could recover its URL. The next time I looked at the top of the article the image reappeared. It's weird.
A majority of Americans are vitamin D deficient and unable to properly absorb adequate calcium from the diet. The vitamin has a dramatic positive influence on about twenty five different cancers including breast, prostate, ovarian, and colon.
A mile or two a day isn't exactly "an immense amount of walking." It's trivial, actually. Now, if you walked four or five miles a day, that would be reasonable for someone who was trying seriously to deal with a health problem through exercise, and even that isn't "immense."
My dogs inform me that I have no choice but to walk at least four miles a day. Sun, rain, moon, snow, whatever, we are going out in it.
For many end stage diabetics, walking is, of course, not possible.
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Two years ago my first fasting glucose was over four hundred. I walk six miles every day with a sixty pound pack. I have three inches off of my waste and added about fifteen pounds of muscle. My HbAlc is less than six and I take no medications or insulin. Maybe I can help you with your restoration.
Thanks for the article!
Good to know! Thanks for the info! This is especially noteworthy since there is breast & ovarian cancer in my family. I’ll ask my doctors if I can start Vitamin D. I’ll pass the info on.
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