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The Vitamin You Need to Prevent Prostate Cancer

I've had prostate cancer on the brain a lot lately. My father had prostate cancer, so maybe that has something to do with it. Since I have a one year-old son, Brady, I want to make sure I do every thing I can to keep from getting cancer.

More than 500,000 people, world-wide, are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and it is the direct cause of over 200,000 deaths. Prostate cancer can be considered the male equivalent of breast cancer.

Increased intake of vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 35 percent, according to the results of European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

The potential benefits of K2 were most pronounced for advanced prostate cancer. Vitamin K1 intake did not offer any prostate benefits.

The findings were based on data from more than 11,000 men taking part in the EPIC Heidelberg cohort. It adds to a small but ever-growing body of science supporting the potential health benefits of vitamin K for bone, blood, skin, and now prostate health.

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