Vitamin K2 Bone Benefits Presented to ASPOR
Katarzyna Maresz, PhD, president of the International Science and Health Foundation, was pleased to present a lecture on the role of Vitamin K2 in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis at ASPOR, the Association for the Prevention of Osteoperosis Romania.
The seminar, called “Vitamin K2 – The New Essential Nutrient That Prevents Osteoperosis”, explained the history of vitamin K2 and its mechanism of action, highlighting how deficiencies are integrally linked to chronic conditions, such as osteoporosis. Dr. Maresz offered the wealth of science showing vitamin K2’s proven bone health benefits – particularly vitamin K2 as MK-7 – and discussed the important links between calcium and vitamins D and K2.
Some parts of the lecture and talk with a Dr. Maresz were later broadcast by Romanian television.
Founded in 1998 in Targu Mures, ASPOR has 1,400 members and 18 support groups in Romania, and is in the process of becoming a national organization with global recognition. Its mission is to inform people about osteoporosis and musculoskeletal disorders, and ways of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The Association represents patients with osteoporosis before policy makers, and works to develop medical professionals’ awareness and knowledge of the complex work of prevention, screening, and early treatment. In addition to organizing symposia and courses, ASPOR conducts surveys and research studies, as well as producing informative materials, such as its Osteoinfo publication.
For more information on ASPOR, visit www.aspor.ro