Low VIT K may result in knee pain, disability or immobility

Low VIT K may result in knee pain, disability or immobility

Low VIT K may result in knee pain, disability or immobility

“older adults with low circulating vitamin K levels were nearly 1.5 times more likely to develop mobility limitation and nearly twice as likely to develop mobility disability compared to those with sufficient levels. This was true for both men and women.”

M Kyla Shea, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Richard F Loeser, Sarah L Booth. Vitamin K Status and Mobility Limitation and Disability in Older Adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 2019; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glz108

https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/gerona/glz108/5485918?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Eating more vitamin K found to help, not harm, patients on warfarin

Eating more vitamin K found to help, not harm, patients on warfarin

Eating more vitamin K found to help, not harm, patients on warfarin

When prescribed the anticoagulant drug warfarin, many patients are told to limit foods rich in vitamin K, such as green vegetables. The results of a new clinical trial call that advice into question and suggest patients on warfarin actually benefit from increasing their vitamin K intake–as long as they keep their intake levels consistent.

Guylaine Ferland, Suzanne Chahine, Nancy Presse, Marie-Pierre Dube, Anil Nigam, Mark Blostein, Simon deDenus, Sylvie Perreault, Jean-Claude Tardif, Increasing Dietary Vitamin K Intake Stabilizes Anticoagulation Therapy in Warfarin-Treated Patients with a History of Instability: A 24-week Randomized Controlled Trial (OR36-04-19), Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue Supplement_1, June 2019, nzz035.OR36–04–19, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz035.OR36-04-19

https://academic.oup.com/cdn/article/3/Supplement_1/nzz035.OR36-04-19/5516660