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Vitamin K-Absorption From Dairy

2014-08-27 03:21:05 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Lactic acid bacteria produce a mixture of higher menaquinones, including menaquinone-9 (MK-9) and menaquinone-10 (MK-10). Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is normally present in chloroplasts in green vegetables. A new dairy product is developed containing both vitamin K1 and K2-vitamins. However, the extent to which the various forms of vitamin K are absorbed from such a mixture is not known. In this study the absorption profile of phylloquinone and menaquinones from this new dairy product containing several K-vitamins is investigated. This study describes a dietary intervention experiment for one single cocktail containing several K-vitamins as part of a dairy product.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Bio-availability Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Healthy

Intervention

vitamin K-rich dairy product

Location

VitaK BV / University of Maastricht
Maastricht
Netherlands

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Maastricht University Medical Center

Results (where available)

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