Comparisons of plasma/serum micronutrients between Okinawan and Oregonian elders: a pilot study
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Comparisons of plasma/serum micronutrients between Okinawan and Oregonian elders
Abstract: 

Certain micronutrients are protective against cognitive decline. We examined whether there is any uniform pattern of circulating micronutrients cross-culturally that are associated with successful cognitive aging. For the U.S. sample, we used the stored serum/plasma of 115 participants, collected in Oregon, USA. The Okinawa sample consisted of 49 participants selected using similar inclusion criteria as the Oregon sample, from the Keys to Optimal Cognitive Aging Project. All participants were aged 85 years and older without cognitive impairment. We found that the Okinawan elders used fewer vitamin supplements but had similar levels of vitamin B(12) and α-tocopherol, lower folate and γ-tocopherol, compared with Oregonian elders. That is, we did not find a uniform pattern of circulating micronutrients, suggesting that micronutrients other than those examined here or other lifestyle factors than nutrition could play an important role in achieving successful cognitive aging.

Author(s): 
Dodge, Hiroko H.
Katsumata, Yuriko
Todoriki, Hidemi
Yasura, Shoutoku
Willcox, D. Craig
Bowman, Gene L.
Willcox, Bradley
Leonard, Scott
Clemons, Aaron
Oken, Barry S.
Kaye, Jeffrey A.
Traber, Maret G.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Journal Abbreviation: 
J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci.
Publication Date: 
Oct 2010
Publication Year: 
2010
Pages: 
1060-1067
Volume: 
65
Issue: 
10
ISSN: 
1758-535X
DOI: 
10.1093/gerona/glq124
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 20643702 PMCID: PMC3031451

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Hiroko H. Dodge, Yuriko Katsumata, Hidemi Todoriki, Shoutoku Yasura, D. Craig Willcox, Gene L. Bowman, Bradley Willcox, Scott Leonard, Aaron Clemons, Barry S. Oken, Jeffrey A. Kaye and Maret G. Traber. Oct 2010. "Comparisons of plasma/serum micronutrients between Okinawan and Oregonian elders: a pilot study." The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 65: 10: 1060-1067. 10.1093/gerona/glq124.

Wikipedia Citation

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