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A.K.M. Shamsuddin and Guang-Yu Yang
Owing to the ability to chelate calcium, InsP6 has been studied as a
preventive and therapeutic agent for abnormal calcification in various tissues such as
blood vessels in atherosclerosis and skin in calcinosis cutis; kidney and salivary gland
stones; prevention of dental caries and bone loss as in osteoporosis, etc. The results are
very promising for wide-range practical application of InsP6 especially against the
serious debilitating problem of osteoporosis amongst the seniors, globally.
Calcinosis cutis, caries, crystallization inhibitor, dystrophic
calcification, fluoride, hydroxyapatite, kidney stone, metastatic calcification,
osteoblast, osteoclast, pyrophosphate, sialolithiasis, titratable acidity, tooth decay.
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