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Old 08-22-2007, 11:01 AM
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Default Vitamin K and Varicose Veins

P.L. Thomas announced today a new study published online in the current Journal of Vascular Research link suggests that vitamin K provides significant benefits for promoting cardiovascular health.

The study links a vitamin K-dependent protein called matrix GLA protein (MGP) to increased mineralization of the smooth muscle cells in the vein wall, which may contribute to the development of varicose veins.


According to Leon Schurgers, PhD, one of the authors of the paper: "Defects in the vein wall are indicated in varicosis, with a central role for the vitamin-K dependent protein MGP. MGP is important in relation to the health of the entire cardiovascular system. Previous studies from our group demonstrated the importance of MGP and vitamin K for the arterial vessel wall, and now we show that MGP and vitamin K could play a significant role in varicose veins. In addition to human studies showing significantly reduced cardiovascular risk factors with vitamin K2 consumption, this study builds upon our understanding the mechanisms of MGP."
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