Vitamin K reduces chances for type 2 diabetes
by Newsletter Editor
Earlier research found vitamin K improved glucose metabolism and insulin resistance. In this study, doctors measured vitamin K levels in 2,994 older men and women with greater chances of cardiovascular problems, and followed 1,069 of them who were free from diabetes at the start of the study. After 5.5 years, compared to those who did not, those who developed type 2 diabetes had begun the study with significantly lower levels of vitamin K.
Those who increased vitamin K over the 5-year period were 51 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those who had not increased vitamin K. For each 100 mcg increase in vitamin K per day, chances for diabetes declined 17 percent, doctors concluded.