Acute effect of poly-gamma-glutamic acid on calcium absorption in post-menopausal women

Hiroyuki Tanimoto, Tom Fox, John Eagles, Hitoshi Satoh, Hiroko Nozawa, Atsushi Okiyama, Yasushi Morinaga, Susan J. Fairweather-Tait

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Poly-gamma-glutamic acid (PGA) increases calcium (Ca) solubility in vitro and in vivo, and is associated with reduced bone loss in post-menopausal Japanese women. This study is the first to examine the effect of PGA on Ca absorption in humans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-649
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Nutrition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • Calcium
  • Calcium Isotopes
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Intestinal Absorption
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
  • Polyglutamic Acid
  • Postmenopause

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