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Articles July 2019 Issue

Vitamin K: Beyond Blood Clotting

In addition to its role in blood clotting, emerging research suggests vitamin K might help protect bones and joints, promote healthy arteries, and reduce risk of diabetes.

Vitamin K was named for its role in coagulation (koagulation in German), but it turns out this important vitamin has significant roles beyond blood clotting. Work by Tufts researchers and others shows that vitamin K may be an important factor in bone health, cardiovascular health, and type 2 diabetes.

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