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Matti Narkia

Vitamin D and Vitamin K Team Up to Lower CVD Risk - Part II - 0 views

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    Strong correlations have been noted between cardiovascular diseases and low bone density / osteoporosis-connections so strong that the presence of one is considered a likely predictor of the other. This relationship has led to the hypothesis that these conditions share core pathophysiological mechanisms. Recent advances in our understanding of the complimentary roles played by vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 in vascular and bone health provide support for this hypothesis, along with insight into key metabolic dysfunctions underlying cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

    Part II, The Vitamin K Connection to Cardiovascular Health, reviews the ways in which vitamin K regulates calcium utlization, preventing vascular and soft tissue calcification while complimenting the bone-building actions of vitamin D, and also discusses vitamin K safety and dosage issues, and the necessity of providing vitamin K and vitamin A along with vitamin D to preclude adverse effects associated with hypervitaminosis D.
Matti Narkia

25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Inversely Associate with Risk for Developing Coronary Artery... - 0 views

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    25-hydroxyvitamin D levels inversely associate with risk for developing coronary artery calcification.
    de Boer IH, Kestenbaum B, Shoben AB, Michos ED, Sarnak MJ, Siscovick DS.
    J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Aug;20(8):1805-12. Epub 2009 May 14.
    PMID: 19443637
    doi: 10.1681/ASN.2008111157

    "In conclusion, lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations associate with increased risk for incident CAC. Accelerated development of atherosclerosis may underlie, in part, the increased cardiovascular risk associated with vitamin D deficiency."
Matti Narkia

Vitamin D and vascular calcification - Current Opinion in Lipidology - Abstract: Volume... - 0 views

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    Zittermann A, Schleithoff SS, Koerfer R. \nVitamin D and vascular calcification.\nCurr Opin Lipidol. 2007 Feb;18(1):41-6. Review.\nPMID: 17218831 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE
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