You Should Know

March 1999 Issue

Bone Up on Vitamin K, Reduce Risk of Fractures

Vitamin K, known mainly for its role in blood clotting, is gaining recognition as an important vitamin for bone health. Standard thinking has always been that the body makes enough vitamin K on its own, courtesy of friendly intestinal bacteria. That's why you hear so little about this vitamin. But while the body may make enough K for adequate blood clotting, it might not be enough for optimal bone strength. Since the Recommended

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