Vitamin K Deficiency A Cause of Osteoarthritis?

Lynda Williams writing in Medwire reported, “Vitamin K deficiency may play a role in the development of osteoarthritis, suggests a study published in The American Journal of Medicine.”

green-vegetablesResearchers found that “Multicenter Osteoarthritis (MOST) Study participants with subclinical plasma levels (≤0.5 nM) of phylloquinone (vitamin K) were significantly more likely than participants with adequate vitamin K to have x-ray evidence of knee osteoarthritis.” Additionally, during “30 months of follow-up, vitamin K-deficient participants were significantly more likely to develop osteoarthritis in one or both knees than in neither knee.”

Comment: Interesting… eat your greens!

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