How can vitamin K help lower my risk of cancer?

Dole Nutrition Institute
Encouraging research suggests that vitamin K2 may play a role in inhibiting the growth of tumors and cancer cells. Several studies have linked higher levels of supplemental vitamin K2 intake with stabilization of liver cancer. For example, a Japanese study showed that women who consumed 45 milligrams of vitamin K2 per day were 80 percent less likely to develop liver cancer than those in the control group. This amount is several hundred times higher than the RDA for vitamin K, but single servings of some foods (particularly leafy greens) provide equivalent amounts. For example, a cup of cooked spinach provides nearly 1,000 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin K.

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