The role of menaquinones (vitamin K₂) in human health.

@article{Beulens2013TheRO,
  title={The role of menaquinones (vitamin K₂) in human health.},
  author={Joline W. J. Beulens and Sarah L Booth and Ellen G H M van den Heuvel and Elisabeth Stoecklin and Athanasia Baka and Cees Vermeer},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 8},
  pages={
          1357-68
        }
}
Recent reports have attributed the potential health benefits of vitamin K beyond its function to activate hepatic coagulation factors. Moreover, several studies have suggested that menaquinones, also known as vitamin K2, may be more effective in activating extra-hepatic vitamin K-dependent proteins than phylloquinone, also known as vitamin K1. Nevertheless, present dietary reference values (DRV) for vitamin K are exclusively based on phylloquinone, and its function in coagulation. The present… 

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