As it turned out, the ability to move and perform everyday things associated with vitamin K1.
Recently, in the journal in the journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, were published the results of a study conducted by a group of experts on nutrition and aging from tufts University and school of medicine of Wake forest University and North Carolina state (USA).
The study analyzed data on more than 1,300 men and women aged 70-79 years. It turned out that between the level of vitamin K1 circulating in the blood, and the ability to walk normally there is a direct link. The lower the level of vitamin in blood, the harder an elderly person to move without assistance.
So, for example, those study participants whose level of K1 was below normal limits on mobility was 1.5 times higher than those whose vitamin levels were normal. This percentage was the same for men and women.
For the normalization of this index, the physicians are advised to regularly eat foods high in vitamin K1. Most of it is contained in green leafy vegetables – various types of cabbage, spinach, and lettuce. Vitamin is contained in green tea, parsley, bananas, kiwi and avocado.
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