Vitamin K and the Management of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Objective: To assess the advisability of routine vitamin K supplementation in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Data Sources: Studies identified through a MEDLINE search with the use of MeSH terms vitamin K, cystic fibrosis, PIVKA-II (protein induced by vitamin k absence-II), coagulation abnormality and cystic fibrosis, and hepatic disorder and cystic fibrosis. Study Selection: Six articles...

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Vitamin K2 (menaquinone, MK) Intake Could Reduce Coronary Calcification

Journal Article: High dietary menaquinone intake is associated with reduced coronary calcification. Background: Dietary vitamin K is thought to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing coronary calcification, but inconsistent results are reported. This may be due to different effects of vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (menaquinone, MK), but few studies included both. Methods:...

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Vitamin K in Breast Milk

For many children, breast-feeding is their sole source of vitamin K. Breast-fed infants are at risk for vitamin K-responsive Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn (HDNB). Recent advances in technology have made it possible for the first quantitative studies to be done on vitamin K in breast milk. Current published methodologies are quite limited and more research is needed, specifically across the...

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Vitamin K Intake Related to Bone Mass in Girls

Vitamin K has long been associated with its role in bone metabolism. Lack of vitamin K intake has also been related to low bone density and osteoporotic fracture risk. A study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition postulates that vitamin K1 intake is related to bone mineral content, or BMC, and indicators of bone formation and resorption in girls. The study was conducted with a group of...

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…Low-dose menaquinone-7… helps decrease bone loss in healthy postmenopausal women

Summary We have investigated whether low-dose vitamin K2 supplements (menaquinone-7, MK-7) could beneficially affect bone health. Next to an improved vitamin K status, MK-7 supplementation significantly decreased the age-related decline in bone mineral density and bone strength. Low-dose MK-7 supplements may therefore help postmenopausal women prevent bone loss. Read...

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Why Vitamin K2 is so important…

A YouTube video posted by Mama Natural. “I’m not a fan of supplements. I take a few (post/video coming) but I prefer to get my nutrients from food. Vitamin K is the exception. Here’s why…” Why you need Vitamin K2

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