The meta-analysis pooled 13 randomized control trials of vitamin K supplementation for bone health and found that vitamin K supplementation was associated with a 77 percent reduction in hip fractures, 60 percent reduction in vertebral fractures and 81 percent reduction in non-vertebral fractures.
The exact mechanism behind the benefits is proposed to be due to vitamin K�s influence on the osteocalcin, a protein needed to bind calcium to the bone matrix.
While the results seem promising, researchers note more clinical trials are needed before supplement recommendations can be made.
All research on this web site is the property of Leslie Beck Nutrition Consulting Inc. and is protected by copyright. Keep in mind that research on these matters continues daily and is subject to change. The information presented is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. It is intended to provide ongoing support of your healthy lifestyle practices.