Lycopene and Vitamin K
- Saturday, 04 June 2011
Clearly this is not new information about vitamin K. I first started educating about it in the early 90s. It is also important to know that you need to have a healthy colon to help your body make it, just as with vitamin B12. The link below (osteo..) will give you a list of foods providing vitamin K.
Is vitamin K the new D?
By Erin Kelley, MS, RD
In the fashion world, trends come and go, and the dietary supplement industry shares the same “what’s hot” and “what’s not” faddism. For the last three years, vitamin D has soaked up the spotlight. The nutrient gained attention from an increasing number of research studies showing benefit to a myriad of diseases—cancer, autoimmune disorders, immune health, depression, and last but not least, death. But like bell bottom pants, vitamin D’s staying power may be short-lived. Word on the street is that vitamin K is the new D.
It started with a cluster of research done on vitamin K in the early 2000s. A 2003 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutritionfound low dietary intake of vitamin K was associated with low bone mineral density in women, which validated similar outcomes in other studies and associations between low vitamin K intake and a higher risk of hip fracture. A year later, the same journal published a study showing girls with a better vitamin K status had better bone turnover. But bone health wasn’t the only association researchers noticed. Over the next few years, studies on vitamin K would show associations between high vitamin K status and reduced risk of prostate, lung, and liver cancers, and protection against coronary heart disease.
Two forms of vitamin K exist: vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is found in leafy green vegetables. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone)...