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December
2014

Vitamin D And K Deficiencies Are Common In Patients With Bowel Disease

Vitamin D And K Deficiencies Are Common In Patients With Bowel Disease

Bone mineral density and levels of vitamin D and K, both of which play a vital role in bone development, were measured in 87 patients that had either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Researchers found that bone vitamin K was insufficient in patients with Crohn’s disease and the low levels contributed to the inflammatory process of Crohn’s disease. Levels of vitamin D were also lower in patients with low bone density when compared to healthy controls. (Nutrition, October 2011)

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