Retinol, retinol-binding protein 4, abdominal fat mass, peak bone mineral density, and markers of bone metabolism in men: the Northern Osteoporosis and Obesity (NO2) Study.

@article{Hgstrm2008RetinolRP,
  title={Retinol, retinol-binding protein 4, abdominal fat mass, peak bone mineral density, and markers of bone metabolism in men: the Northern Osteoporosis and Obesity (NO2) Study.},
  author={Magnus H{\"o}gstr{\"o}m and Anna Nordstr{\"o}m and Peter Nordstr{\"o}m},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={158 5},
  pages={765-70}
}
CONTEXT The association between retinol and bone mineral density (BMD) in males after puberty has not been fully investigated previously. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between retinol, retinol-binding protein-4 (RBP-4), BMD (g/cm(2)), abdominal fat mass, and markers of bone metabolism in young men. DESIGN Longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-eight healthy males with a mean age of 22.6+/-0.7 years at baseline. A follow-up was conducted in 73 of the participants 2.0+/-0.4… CONTINUE READING