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April 15, 2022

Osteocalcin: It's Good for Your Bones

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Your bones are chock full of osteocalcin, hopefully. Osteocalcin contributes to bone strength and integrity but also has a few second jobs. It influences the production of neurotransmitters, testosterone, and insulin and can have effects throughout the body.

Low blood levels are associated with vitamin K insufficiency, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and even impaired cognitive function. 

High blood levels of osteocalcin may indicate increased growth but can also indicate increased bone breakdown and should be investigated further.

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Tag(s): Biomarkers

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