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Vitamin K2 and longevity

Many people are deficient in vitamin K2, and low levels may contribute to heart disease as much as smoking. Doctors examined data from 168 countries and compared levels of vitamin K2 in the diet and early death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Overall, low levels of vitamin K2 were just as likely to cause early CVD death as smoking tobacco. Men and women in countries where diets provided less than 5 mcg of vitamin K2 per 2000 calories per person per day were more than twice as likely to die early from CVD as those from countries where vitamin K2 exceeded 24 mcg per 2000 calories per person per day.

 

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