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Vitamin K may be an important vitamin you’ve never paid attention to, but a growing body of research suggests you should be.
Studies are demonstrating that vitamin K may play an important role in strengthening bones, as well as in lowering inflammation, which is a factor that may lead to heart disease.
The latest study followed more than 1000 men and women for about 5 1/2 years and found that those with the lowest levels of vitamin K intake from food had significantly higher risk of developing diabetes.
Aim for about 100 micrograms of dietary vitamin K a day – about a 1/2 cup of dark leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli and cabbage.