Why is vitamin K important to bones?

Howard S. Smith
Pain Medicine
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient in bone mineralization. Low levels of vitamin K have been found in people with osteoporosis-related fractures. In addition, studies indicate that low levels of circulating vitamin K are associated with low bone density. The Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) is 80 micrograms for women. The best food sources are broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, canola oil, soybean oil, bran, beef liver, and olive oil.  

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