Beneficial effects of vitamin k status on glycemic regulation and diabetes mellitus: A mini-review

Hsin Jung Ho, Michio Komai, Hitoshi Shirakawa

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    Abstract

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that is characterized by hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and dysfunctional insulin secretion. Glycemic control remains a crucial contributor to the progression of type 2 diabetes mellitus as well as the prevention or delay in the onset of diabetes-related complications. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in the regulation of the glycemic status. Supplementation of vitamin K may reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus and improve insulin sensitivity. This mini-review summarizes the recent insights into the beneficial effects of vitamin K and its possible mechanism of action on insulin sensitivity and glycemic status, thereby suppressing the progression of diabetes mellitus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2485
    Pages (from-to)1-16
    Number of pages16
    JournalNutrients
    Volume12
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug

    Keywords

    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Glycemic status
    • Insulin sensitivity
    • Vitamin K

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Food Science
    • Nutrition and Dietetics

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