[Vitamin K2 influences several diseases]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2015 Aug 3;177(32):V12140700.
[Article in Danish]

Abstract

In this paper we discuss the evidence of vitamin K2 deficiency which is a factor in several chronic diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases. This deficiency is very common in the mentioned diseases although it is rarely treated by clinicians. Randomized clinical trials have shown that patients with osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases and cancer can benefit from vitamin K2 supplement. Further studies are needed to ascertain the effect of vitamin K2 supplement in patients with diabetes and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anticoagulants / pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / complications
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
  • Crohn Disease / complications
  • Crohn Disease / prevention & control
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / prevention & control
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Drug Interactions
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / complications
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Osteoporosis / complications
  • Osteoporosis / prevention & control
  • Risk Factors
  • Vitamin K 2* / metabolism
  • Vitamin K 2* / pharmacokinetics
  • Vitamin K 2* / pharmacology
  • Vitamin K 2* / therapeutic use
  • Vitamin K Deficiency / complications
  • Vitamin K Deficiency / drug therapy

Substances

  • Anticoagulants
  • Vitamin K 2