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Vitamin K is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin K helps to form blood clots (a mass that forms when blood platelets, proteins, and cells stick together) and maintain strong bones. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils) and is found in green leafy vegetables, broccoli, liver, and vegetable oils. Vitamin K is also made by bacteria that live in the large intestine. Not enough vitamin K can lead to bleeding and bruising. It is a type of phylloquinone.
People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows

Oral vitamin spray or topical magnesium spray can help beat the blues, says TV chef Tonia Buxton

Oral vitamin spray or topical magnesium spray can help beat the blues, says TV chef Tonia Buxton

Pasta consumption in adults linked to overall better diet quality

Pasta consumption in adults linked to overall better diet quality

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Study strengthens therapeutic potential for niacin-based diet in treatment of Parkinson's disease

Study strengthens therapeutic potential for niacin-based diet in treatment of Parkinson's disease

Risk of skin cancer does not dissuade indoor tanning habits of college students, study shows

Risk of skin cancer does not dissuade indoor tanning habits of college students, study shows

Fish sauce may help provide better nutrition for mothers and young children

Fish sauce may help provide better nutrition for mothers and young children

UI scientists reveal how high-dose vitamin C damages cancer cells

UI scientists reveal how high-dose vitamin C damages cancer cells

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults

Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults

Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists develop breakthrough technique that uses light to activate drug stored in red blood cells

Scientists develop breakthrough technique that uses light to activate drug stored in red blood cells

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of chronic headache

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of chronic headache

March of Dimes provides New Year's resolution for moms-to-be to help have healthy baby

March of Dimes provides New Year's resolution for moms-to-be to help have healthy baby

Nexmos, Base Pair Biotechnologies create new class of DNA-aptamer based oxidation inhibitors

Nexmos, Base Pair Biotechnologies create new class of DNA-aptamer based oxidation inhibitors

Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills

Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills

Vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice

Vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice

Researchers identify promising prospect for new medications to fight against H. pylori

Researchers identify promising prospect for new medications to fight against H. pylori

Gelatin supplement consumption plus intensive exercise can help build ligaments, tendons and bones

Gelatin supplement consumption plus intensive exercise can help build ligaments, tendons and bones