Bone fractures are a very common injury in children and a new study• highlights the increased risk amongst children with low levels of Vitamin K2, the little known compound that plays a key role in helping blood clot and support bone and cardiovascular health, and is largely obtained from cheese and eggs.
Whilst Vitamin D has a well-documented and proven role in the prevention of fractures, a new study presented at the International Conference on Children’s Bone Health is the first to evaluate both Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 status in healthy children with low-energy fractures and in a control group without fractures. The conclusion presented shows that better Vitamin K status positively and significantly correlated with a lower rate of low-energy fracture incidence.
“This is noteworthy because it is the first study to evaluate K status and how it correlates to fractures in children,” says Dr. Katarzyna Maresz, president of VitaminK2.org, a site hosted by the International Science and Health Foundation. “The results are so significant that they were accepted for presentation at a highly esteemed conference on children’s bone health.”
Dr. Hogne Vik, Chief Medical Officer with NattoPharma ASA, the world’s Vitamin K2 research and development leader and exclusive suppliers of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7, comments on the study, “We are excited about these findings because they lend to the body of research supporting our previous findings, that children are in the greatest need of K2 and our MenaQ7 has been shown to effectively improve osteocalcin activation.”
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