Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Vitamin K helps keep arteries clear

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Want to clear those arteries from calcium deposits and other gunk? Try an increase in your daily intake of vitamin K, according the a new study.

In the study, animals given high levels of vitamin K showed a 37% reduction in calcium buildup in their arteries. The Dutch study out of Europe was the first study on record to show that arterial calcification and resulting decreased arterial elasticity can be reversed by consuming high levels of vitamin K.

In other words, this is yet another example of problems affecting the arteries and heart (most likely) being able to be reversed with proper care and habits. Conclusion? Well, it's always a good idea to eat foods rich in vitamin K anyway, but if you have calcified arteries, it could be a lifesaver.

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