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May 11, 2016

Vitamin K dependent protection of renal function in multi-ethnic population studies (Wei et al.)

The vitamin  K-dependent matrix Gla- protein (MGP) plays an important  role in in modulating vascular calcium metabolism.…

March 25, 2016

Biological Systems of Vitamin K: A Plasma Nutriproteomics Study of Subclinical Vitamin K Deficiency in 500 Nepalese Children (Lee SE et al)

Vitamin K (VK) is a fat-soluble vitamin whose deficiency disrupts coagulation and may disturb bone and cardiovascular…

March 25, 2016

Calcimimetic and vitamin D analog use in hemodialyzed patients is associated with increased levels of vitamin K dependent proteins (Fusaro M et al)

Matrix Gla protein (MGP) and bone Gla protein (BGP) are two vitamin K-dependent proteins (VKDPs) involved in…

March 25, 2016

Low Dose Daily Intake of Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone7) Improves Osteocalcin γ-Carboxylation: Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trials (Inaba N et al.)

Vitamin K is essential for bone health, but the effects of low-dose vitamin K intake in Japanese…

March 3, 2016

Low Dose Daily Intake of Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone7) Improves Osteocalcin γ-Carboxylation: A DoubleBlind, Randomized Controlled Trials

Vitamin K is essential for bone health due to its activation of the K-dependent protein osteocalcin. But…

March 3, 2016

Yogurt Drink Fortified with Menaquinone-7 Improves Vitamin K Status in a Healthy Population (Knapen MHJ et al.)

Population-based studies have shown an inverse association between dietary menaquinones (MKn, vitamin K) intake, coronary calcification, and…

March 3, 2016

Increased Peripheral Arterial Calcification in Patients Receiving Warfarin (Han KH and O’Neill WC)

Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) is a vitamin K-dependent protein that is considered the one of the greatest…

January 25, 2016

Concepts and Controversies in Evaluating Vitamin K Status in Population-Based Studies (Shea MK and Booth SL)

As new roles for vitamin K in health and disease emerge, so has interest in measuring vitamin…

January 25, 2016

Circulating Calcium Concentrations, Vascular Disease and Mortality: a Systemic Review (Reid IR, et al.)

Recent studies have suggested that calcium supplementation increases the risk of myocardial infarction and possibly stroke. A…

November 6, 2015

The Health Benefits of Vitamin K (DiNicolantonio JJ, et al.)

Open Heart, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing research in all areas of cardiovascular medicine, has…

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