It's been almost 3 years now since I discussed the preliminary results of a study that suggested MK-7 (a form of vitamin K2) can reverse preexisting calcification in the arteries--considered by some to be the Holy Grail of cardiology. HERE is that study.
In that post, I mentioned I'd follow-up once the study was actually published since that was one of the only posts on this entire website that didn't have a corresponding reference. Well, it's finally been published in the medical journal Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and titled “Menaquinone-7 Supplementation Improves Arterial Stiffness in Healthy Postmenopausal Women.”
Here are the details:
- 244 healthy post-menopausal women were randomly assigned to take 180 mcg/day of MK-7 for 3 years, or placebo capsules
- 93% of the participants completed the 3-year study
- Results confirm that MK-7 supplementation not only inhibits age-related stiffening of the artery walls, but also made a statistically significant improvement of vascular elasticity (again, implying a reversal of existing calcification).
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Source: Menaquinone-7 supplementation improves arterial stiffness in healthy postmenopausal women: double-blind randomised clinical trial
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