Low levels of carotenoids and retinol in involutional osteoporosis.

  title={Low levels of carotenoids and retinol in involutional osteoporosis.},
  author={Dario Maggio and Maria Cristina Polidori and Mauro Barabani and Angela Tufi and Carmelinda Ruggiero and Roberta Cecchetti and Maria Cristina Aisa and Wilhelm Stahl and Antonio Cherubini},
  volume={38 2},
Previous epidemiological studies conducted in retinol-supplemented subjects showed an association between high serum levels or dietary intake of retinol and risk of hip fracture. On the other side, observational studies revealed that non-supplemented subjects with higher dietary intake of retinol lose less bone with age than subjects with lower intake. This discrepancy, currently unexplained, suggests that nutrition plays a major role in conditioning the effects of retinol on bone. Since… CONTINUE READING


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