Here is a short article from Better Health Research about the benefits of vitamin K for people at-risk for non-Hodgkins lymphoma:
Vitamin K May Protect You From Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
By Donna Parker • Apr 22nd, 2010
Individuals who are worried that they may be at risk for developing Non-Hodgkin lymphoma may want to consider ingesting more vitamin K supplements, as a new study is suggesting that the medication may lower the risk of developing the disease.
According to researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, patients who had a higher daily intake of vitamin K had a dramatically lower risk of developing Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which affects the immune system and is the most common hematologic malignancy in the U.S.
“These results are provocative, since they are the first work we have done on the connection between vitamin K and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and this is a fairly strong protective effect,” said the study’s lead investigator, Dr. James Cerhan.
Individuals can ensure that they are getting a healthy dietary intake of vitamin K by eating leaf lettuce, spinach, vegetable oils and fruits. However, the researchers point out that one of the most common ways to incorporate the vitamin is to take nutritional supplements.
Our question is: How do you know you are at risk? Who worries about getting lymphoma? Do you wake up one morning and say “I wonder when I will develop non-Hodgkins lymphoma? I had better start ingesting lots of vitamin K!” We say, why take a chance—eat lots of raw, leafy greens and other foods high in vitamin K—whether that truly helps one prevent lymphoma or not!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat & Pattie