The serum undercarboxylated osteocalcin level and the diet of a Japanese population: results from the Kyushu and Okinawa Population Study (KOPS)

@article{Furusyo2012TheSU,
  title={The serum undercarboxylated osteocalcin level and the diet of a Japanese population: results from the Kyushu and Okinawa Population Study (KOPS)},
  author={Norihiro Furusyo and Takeshi Ihara and Takeo Hayashi and Hiroaki Ikezaki and Kazuhiro Toyoda and Eiichi Ogawa and Kyoko Okada and Mosaburo Kainuma and Masayuki Murata and Jun Hayashi},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={635-642}
}
The elevated serum undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) level is related to osteoporosis. In Japan, vitamin K intake is lower, and the incidence of hip fractures noticeably higher in northern Kyushu than in other areas. The study was done to determine the serum ucOC levels in a Japanese population and its association with diet and glucose metabolism. The data of 3,658 healthy adults aged 40–69 (1,373 men and 2,285 women) who lived in northern Kyushu area were analyzed. The data included… CONTINUE READING
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