Intake of fermented soybeans, natto, is associated with reduced bone loss in postmenopausal women: Japanese Population-Based Osteoporosis (JPOS) Study.

@article{Ikeda2006IntakeOF,
  title={Intake of fermented soybeans, natto, is associated with reduced bone loss in postmenopausal women: Japanese Population-Based Osteoporosis (JPOS) Study.},
  author={Yukihiro Ikeda and M Iki and Akemi Morita and Etsuko Kajita and Sadanobu Kagamimori and Yoshiko Kagawa and Hideo Yoneshima},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={1323-8}
}
Japanese fermented soybeans (natto in Japanese), which contain a large amount of menaquinone-7, may help prevent the development of osteoporosis. We assessed the possibility of an association between habitual natto intake and bone mineral density (BMD) and BMD change over time in healthy Japanese women who participated in a large representative cohort study (Japanese Population-based Osteoporosis Study: JPOS study). The BMD was measured at the spine, hip, and forearm in 944 women (20-79 y old… CONTINUE READING

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