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Vitamin K2, as MK-7, Improved Artery Health In Study of Postmenopausal Women

Vitamin K2 (MK-7) improved artery health
Study Title: "Menaquinone-7 supplementation improves arterial stiffness in healthy postmenopausal women. A double-blind randomised clinical trial."
Number of Participants: 244
Length of Study: 3 years
Type of Study: Double-blind randomised clinical trial
Publication: Thrombosis and Haemeostasis
Study Result: Levels of stiffness in the carotid and aortic arteries were measured in women taking 180 micrograms of menaquinone-7 (Vitamin K2) . There was a significant reduction in arterial stiffness, especially in those subjects starting the study with high levels of arterial stiffness.

Arterial stiffness is a term to describe calcification and biological aging of the artery, oftentimes due to high blood pressure. It is more commonly knows as atherosclerosis, or thickening of the arteries. In a study of 244 postmenopausal women, 180 micrograms of menaquinone-7 (Vitamin K2) was administered on a daily basis. There were multiple tests of carotid and aortic artery health performed on the participants. There was a statistically significant improvement in arterial stifness associated with Vitamin K2, which was most pronounced in the women with the most arterial stiffness at the beginning of the study.

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