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September 1997 Issue

"K-Rations" for Bone Health Are Found in Leafy Greens

Q. I read recently that vitamin K may be important to bone health. Should I take a K supplement to help prevent osteoporosis? A. You're right that researchers have recently realized vitamin K plays a critical role in the making of several proteins needed to build bones. But there's no need to turn to a vitamin K supplement. There's plenty of K to be found in the foods on your plate. For decades,

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