High dietary menaquinone intake is associated with reduced coronary calcification.

  title={High dietary menaquinone intake is associated with reduced coronary calcification.},
  author={Joline W. J. Beulens and Michiel L. Bots and Femke Atsma and Marie-Louise E L Bartelink and Matthias Prokop and Johanna M Geleijnse and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman and Diederick E. Grobbee and Yvonne T van der Schouw},
  volume={203 2},
BACKGROUND Dietary vitamin K is thought to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing coronary calcification, but inconsistent results are reported. This may be due to different effects of vitamin K(1) (phylloquinone) and vitamin K(2) (menaquinone, MK), but few studies included both. METHODS We investigated the association of intake of phylloquinone and menaquinone, including its subtypes (MK4-MK10), with coronary calcification in a cross-sectional study among 564 post-menopausal… CONTINUE READING
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