Objective: To acquire the effect of gallium salt on preventing and treating osteoporosis.
Methods: The experiment was composed of two steps: (1) Duplicating an animal model
of osteoporosis; (2) Treating the rats with gallium salt. Results: (1) All the experimental
parameters of osteoporosis decreased and had significant difference compared to those
of the controls; (2) The pathologic bone resorption changes in therapeutic group are
alleviated and have significant difference in comparison to control group. The bone
intensity also appeared an improving trend. Conclusion: Gallium salt has therapeutic
effect on osteoporosis or is able to retard the progress of this disease.