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Research Article

High Serum Carotenoids Associated with Lower Risk for Bone Loss and Osteoporosis in Post-Menopausal Japanese Female Subjects: Prospective Cohort Study

  • Minoru Sugiura mail,

    msugiura@affrc.go.jp

    Affiliation: Citrus Research Division, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan

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  • Mieko Nakamura,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan

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  • Kazunori Ogawa,

    Affiliation: Citrus Research Division, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan

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  • Yoshinori Ikoma,

    Affiliation: Citrus Research Division, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan

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  • Masamichi Yano

    Affiliation: Citrus Research Division, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052643

About the Authors

Minoru Sugiura, Kazunori Ogawa, Yoshinori Ikoma, Masamichi Yano
Citrus Research Division, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan
Mieko Nakamura
Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: msugiura@affrc.go.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS MN. Performed the experiments: MS MN KO YI MY. Analyzed the data: MS MN KO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS MN KO. Wrote the paper: MS MN.