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New Research Reveals How Vitamin K Helps Protect Against Diabetes


Canadian researchers have identified a new role for vitamin K in diabetes.


Several previous studies have suggested a link between a reduced intake of vitamin K and an increased risk of diabetes. Significantly, therefore, research is increasingly showing vitamin K supplements to be helpful in reducing the risk of this disease.

A review published in 2016 describes a beneficial role for vitamin K supplements on insulin sensitivity, glucose metabolism, and a reduced risk of diabetes. Authored by scientists from the CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology in Jorhat, India, and published in the Nutrition journal, the paper describes the potential of supplemental vitamin K to help achieve better control of glycemia and improve the lives of diabetic patients.

A review published in the Nutrients journal in 2020 similarly confirmed that supplementation with vitamin K may reduce the risk of diabetes, suppress its progression, and improve insulin sensitivity.

Vitamin K has further been shown to have cardioprotective potential against diabetes-associated complications.

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