vitamin K2 decreases coronary calcification
A study on 564 post-menopausal women revealed that vitamin K2 intake decreases coronary calcification, whereas vitamin K1 does not. A study pending publication on 244 post- menopausal women supplemented with180 mcg of vitamin K2 as MenaQ7 actually showed a significant improvement in cardiovascular health as measured by ultra-sound and pulse-wave velocity, which are recognized standard measurements for cardiovascular health. In this trial, carotid artery distensibility the ability for a blood vessel to stretch or dilate was significantly improved over a three-year period as compared to the placebo group. Also, pulsewave velocity was significantly decreased in the vitamin K2 (MenaQ7) group, but not the placebo group, demonstrating an increase in the elasticity and reduction in age related arterial stiffening.
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