Two new studies show that eating foods rich with Vitamin K, found in green leafy vegetables such as broccoli and spinach, as well as cereals and vegetable oils, is linked with greater bone density and reduced bone loss in early post-menopausal women.
The two studies were both conducted at Scottish universities, and show that Vitamin K may be good for your bones.
The first study was conducted in Aberdeen, Scotland, and included women aged 49 to 54. Here researchers found that higher levels of vitamin K are associated with higher bone mineral density.
The second study took place in Dundee, Scotland. This study showed that women who had vitamin K, vitamin D, and calcium had significant and sustained increases in bone density.
The researchers suggest that the benefits may be achievable simply through increased dietary intake of vitamin K, rather than through vitamin supplements.
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