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Open Heart. 2015 Oct 6;2(1):e000300. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2015-000300. eCollection 2015.

The health benefits of vitamin K.

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1
Mid America Heart Institute at Saint Luke's Hospital , Kansas City, Missouri , USA.
2
Pt. BD Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences , Rohtak, Haryana , India.

Abstract

Vitamin K has important functions within the body, some of which are still being discovered. Research has shown that vitamin K is an anticalcification, anticancer, bone-forming and insulin-sensitising molecule. Recent data indicate that subclinical vitamin K deficiency is not uncommon. Additionally, vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin may cause detrimental side effects, which may partly be blunted through vitamin K supplementation.

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calcification; vitamin K; warfarin

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