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Dietary vitamin K intakes and their relationship with metabolic syndrome in U.S. young adults

High dietary ingestion of foods high in vitamin K may cut down the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in young adults.

This study examined vitamin K intake from dietary sources in relation to the development of metabolic syndrome. Researchers studied the diets of 5,800 men and women within the age bracket of 20-45 years and compared the relative risk of developing metabolic syndrome among the study population.

The team of investigators discovered that the risk of metabolic syndrome was lower in subjects with high intake of vitamin K-rich foods than in individuals who rarely or completely avoided foods high in vitamin K. Increased consumption of foods packed with vitamin K was found to improve high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood sugar levels. The findings of this study reveal that generous intake of vitamin K-containing foods may decrease the incidence of metabolic syndrome in young adults in the US.

Research Summary Information

  • 2008
  • Pan Y, Jackson RT.
  • The Coca-Cola Company, Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, 2150 Town Square Place, Suite 400, Room A6111, Sugar Land, TX 77479, USA. yapan@na.ko.com
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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