Any news and/or studies that suggest ways to improve your chances of fighting cancer – the leading cause of deaths worldwide – are noteworthy. One of the latest studies comes from Europe, where researchers have found that increased vitamin K2 consumption has shown a near-30 percent reduction in cancer mortality.

Cheese is a good source of vitamin k2

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, comes from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), a multi-national research group that investigates “the relationships between diet, nutritional status, lifestyle and environmental factors and the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases.”

According to researchers, “[t]he new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, appear to support the anti-cancer benefits of vitamin K2.” After following nearly 25,000 participants over a 10 year period and documenting their dietary intakes, researchers found:

[P]eople with the highest average intakes of vitamin K2 were 14 per cent less likely to develop cancer, compared to people with the lowest average intakes. Furthermore, a 28 per cent reduction in cancer mortality was observed for people with the highest average intakes.

These findings suggest that dietary intake of [vitamin K2],which is highly determined by the consumption of cheese, isassociated with a reduced risk of incident and fatal cancer.

So how much Vitamin K2 does someone need? According to most health professionals, adult males should consume 120 micrograms of the nutrient, while adult females should consume 90 micrograms. Where do you get vitamin K2? Besides the aforementioned cheese, some good sources include natto (a Japanese soybean), egg yolks, butter, chicken, salami and ground beef.

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