We spend most of our youth increasing our bone mineral density (BMD) and then peak around age 30. After women go through menopause, they have sharp decreases in BMD.
Doctors often recommend calcium and vitamin D to help slow down the decline. A new study looked at the role vitamin K2 plays.
Two hundred and forty four postmenopausal women were supplemented with K2 or placebo for three years. Their BMD was measured at the beginning of the study and each year after.
The results show that those getting the vitamin K2 had less BMD loss, better bone strength, and decreased loss in vertebral height.
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