Vitamin K2 supplementation lowers risk in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Review
Studies on Vitamin K2 have witnessed a boom in the last few years owing to its multitude of beneficial effect on cardiovascular risk and vascular calcification. Besides these well- documented actions of Vitamin K2 on the human body, recent clinical trials have shown that the biological benefits of this vitamin extend much beyond. Recent studies have pointed out the possible novel effect of vitamin K2 on insulin resistance and glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetics.
As the prevalence of type 2 DM continues to rise worldwide, it has now been accepted as a public health challenge. (1) Besides being complicated with microvascular and macrovascular effects (2), T2DM is also coupled with multiorgan failure (3), raising the mortality and morbidity risk associated with it.
The above article has been published by Medical Dialogues under the MD Brand Connect Initiative. For more details on Vitamin K, click here