Protective effect of vitamins K2 and D3 on prednisolone-induced loss of bone mineral density in the lumbar spine.

@article{Yonemura2004ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effect of vitamins K2 and D3 on prednisolone-induced loss of bone mineral density in the lumbar spine.},
  author={Katushiko Yonemura and Hirotaka Fukasawa and Yoshihide Fujigaki and Akira Hishida},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={53-60}
}
BACKGROUND Although vitamin K2 has been shown to prevent prednisolone-induced loss of bone mineral density of the lumbar spine in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis, the magnitude of this effect remains to be clarified. The aim of this prospective study is to compare the protective effect of vitamin K2 with that of vitamin D3 on prednisolone-induced loss of bone mineral density in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis. METHODS Sixty patients (28 men, 32 women) were randomly divided… CONTINUE READING