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Bone health. New role for vitamin K?

Author(s): Ryan-Harshman M | Aldoori W

Journal: Canadian Family Physician
ISSN 0008-350X

Volume: 50;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 993;
Date: 2004;
Original page

OBJECTIVE: To assess growing evidence that vitamin K (phylloquinone) plays an important role in bone health and, subsequently, in prevention of osteoporotic fractures. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: We searched MEDLINE from January 1972 to December 2002 using the key words vitamin K and bone health. We reviewed 30 articles that seemed relevant or had a human focus. All evidence can be categorized as level II. MAIN MESSAGE: Evidence suggests that dietary phylloquinone intake of
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