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Study links scoliosis to essential dietary mineral

 10 months ago       102 Views

Most children diagnosed with scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, have no known risk factors.

A new study suggests that the body's inability to fully utilize the essential dietary mineral manganese might be to blame for some cases of severe scoliosis.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that children with severe scoliosis are twice as likely as children without the disease to carry a gene variant that makes it hard for their cells to take in and use manganese.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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