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Vitamins & Supplements

The best way to get the nutrients your body needs is by eating a balanced diet. But it's not always easy to meet your daily requirements of certain nutrients from food alone. Tufts experts separate the facts from the hype on supplements. You'll find unbiased information on vitamins like B-complex, C, D and E, supplements like omega-3 and lutein and essential minerals like magnesium and potassium and how they can protect or, in high doses, even harm your health.

Vitamin K Shows Promise Against Arthritis

Adequate amounts of this essential vitamin may prevent damage to joints from the most common form of arthritis.

May 2018 — Vitamin K is an essential fat-soluble nutrient found in leafy green vegetables, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. It plays a key role in the body’s system for controlling bleeding. Now, Tufts’ HNRCA scientists are exploring vitamin K’s potential role in keeping joint cartilage healthy.

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