High vitamin K intake cuts fracture risk in older women: Australian study

The protective effect was independent of calcium intake and vitamin D status, say authors
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Older women who consume more than 100μg of vitamin K1 each day face half the long-term risk of hip fractures than those with a recommended daily intake of 60μg, researchers report.

Their observational study involving some 1400 participants shows that higher dietary levels of vitamin K1 cut the risk of hip fracture-related hospitalisation by 49%.