Dietary vitamin K2 intake found to be inversely related to cancer risk
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (March 24, 2010) reveals that vitamin K2, and not K1 has a role in the prevention of a variety of different forms of cancer.
In the prospective EPIC-Heidelberg cohort study, over 24 thousand participants aged 35-64 y were monitored for cancer incidence and mortality for 10-14 years. The association of K2 intake with mortality was stronger than with cancer incidence, with a statistically significant risk reduction of 28% for the highest quartile of vitamin K2 intake. Cancer risk reduction was more pronounced in men than in women, mainly because of the strong associations with prostate and lung cancer.
Katharina Nimptsch, Sabine Rohrmann, Rudolf Kaaks and Jakob Linseisen: Dietary vitamin K intake in relation to cancer incidence and mortality: results from the Heidelberg cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-Heidelberg). Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2010 (epub)
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Vitamin K2 and bone health: new study demonstrates the importance of high vitamin K2 intake.
VitaK is happy to announce that on March 23, the first part of a 3-year clinical trial on vitamin K2 hasRead more...
Friday, 15 March 2013
VitaK receives grant for innovative skin project
VitaK has received an OP-ZUID grant for performance of an innovative skin project entitled: development of a toolbox for evaluation ofRead more...
Tuesday, 04 December 2012
Dr. Elke Theuwissen has been appointed as Vice-President R&D within VitaK BV
We are happy to announce that as per December 1, 2012 Dr. Elke Theuwissen has been appointed as Vice-President R&D withinRead more...
Thursday, 01 November 2012
Poor vitamin K status in kidney transplant patients
Poor vitamin K status is a well recognized risk for vascular calcification. A particular group at high risk for vascular calcification is formedRead more...
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
VitaK in the scientific press
In September 2012 a paper originating from VitaK was published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The authors address the question whether the bone-derived vitaminRead more...