Effect of vitamin K on vascular health and physical function in older people with vascular disease–a randomised controlled trial

R. L. Fulton*, M. E. T. Mcmurdo, A. Hill, R. J. Abboud, G. P. Arnold, A. D. Struthers, F. Khan, C. Vermeer, M. H. J. Knapen, N. E. A. Drummen, M. D. Witham

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Abstract

Background and Aims: Vitamin K insufficiency is common and linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporotic fractures. The aim of this study was to examine whether daily supplementation with oral vitamin K could improve vascular health and physical function in older people with established vascular disease. Methods and results: A double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Participants aged
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-333
JournalJournal of Nutrition Health & Aging
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Vitamin K
  • flow mediated dilatation
  • vascular health
  • physical function
  • older people

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