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Vitamin K for prevention of bone fractures in children and adolescents

Micro-nutrients in relation to broken bones (Photo: Dr. M. G. Reyes)

Micro-nutrients in relation to broken bones (Photo: Dr. M. G. Reyes)

A healthy muscular and bony system is an important foundation of good health throughout life from birth to growth and to old age. We would like to introduce the following research:

A healthy diet and a good supply of important micronutrients contribute to healthy bone formation in childhood and adolescence. This is especially true for vitamin D and calcium, but also for vitamin K, whose association with bone has been shown by some studies in adults. Too low K values ​​may contribute to an increased risk of bone fracture. This can be determined by osteocalcin, a protein that requires vitamin K to absorb calcium into bone tissue. In a small study, researchers investigated whether vitamin K was also associated with bone fractures in children and adolescents. Twenty girls and boys have already suffered broken bones due to relatively low forces, which may be more common in the not yet mature bone system. Another 19 participants without bone fractures served as a comparison. The supply of calcium and vitamins D and K has all been examined.

Important markers for bone health and the ratio of inactive and active osteocalcin have been identified. Vitamin D and calcium as well as bone health markers showed no significant change between the two groups. However, vitamin K had significant differences in osteocalcin, and fractured children and adolescents had significantly higher levels. Researchers conclude that, in addition to vitamin D and calcium, vitamin K also plays an important role in bone health in children and adolescents. Vitamin K supplements can improve bone health in their growth rate, and help prevent fractures with little force.

source:
Janusz Popko et al., Reduced levels of circulating carboxylated osteocalcin with low-energy fractures: a pilot study. In: Nutrients, online publication 6/6/2018, doi: 10.3390 / nu10060734.

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