Build Strong Bones with a Little 'K' - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/4/03

Build Strong Bones with a Little 'K'

Don't forget about the letter "K". You might hear that on Sesame Street but this time it's coming from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It turns out Vitamin K is a key player in age-related bone loss.

Scientists working with the government's agriculture research service report that low levels of Vitamin K are linked to lower bone mineral density, particularly in women. The real concern is that overall, both men and women with low dietary Vitamin "K" intake have much higher rates of hip fracures.

Vitamin "K" is another one of those vitamins you can find in leafy green vegetables.

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