Vitamin K nutrition and osteoporosis.

  title={Vitamin K nutrition and osteoporosis.},
  author={N Binkley and John W Suttie},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={125 7},
Although the abundance of vitamin K-dependent proteins in bone suggests an important function, the precise role of vitamin K in skeletal health remains to be determined. Serum concentrations of vitamin K are reportedly reduced in older individuals and persons with osteoporotic fracture. Whether this is causally related to vitamin K insufficiency or simply reflects inadequate nutritional status is unclear. Circulating levels of undercarboxylated osteocalcin may be a sensitive marker of vitamin K… CONTINUE READING

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