Vitamin K and osteoporosis: Myth or reality?

@article{Palermo2017VitaminKA,
  title={Vitamin K and osteoporosis: Myth or reality?},
  author={Andrea Palermo and Dario Tuccinardi and Luca D'Onofrio and Mikiko Watanabe and Daria Maggi and Anna Rita Maurizi and Valentina Greto and Raffaella Buzzetti and Nicola Napoli and Paolo Pozzilli and Silvia Manfrini},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={2017},
  volume={70},
  pages={
          57-71
        }
}
Vitamin K is a liposoluble vitamin. The predominant dietary form, phylloquinone or vitamin K1, is found in plants and green vegetables; whereas menaquinone, or vitamin K2, is endogenously synthesized by intestinal bacteria and includes several subtypes that differ in side chain length. Aside from its established role in blood clotting, several studies now support a critical function of vitamin K in improving bone health. Vitamin K is in fact required for osteocalcin carboxylation that in turn… CONTINUE READING
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