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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.
Clinical review of patients with atrial fibrillation prevents hundreds of strokes, saves NHS millions of pounds

Clinical review of patients with atrial fibrillation prevents hundreds of strokes, saves NHS millions of pounds

A review of 135,000 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at more than a 1,000 GP practices led to over 25,000 medical interventions, which is believed to have prevented hundreds of strokes and saved the NHS millions of pounds. [More]
New Focused Update to CCS atrial fibrillation guidelines released

New Focused Update to CCS atrial fibrillation guidelines released

The Canadian Journal of Cardiology has just released the 2016 Focused Update to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. [More]
New anticoagulant treatment safe and effective for AF patients before cardioversion

New anticoagulant treatment safe and effective for AF patients before cardioversion

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who need anticoagulation before undergoing electrical correction of their abnormal heartbeat (cardioversion) may benefit from treatment with edoxoban - a non-vitamin K antagonist (VKA) oral anticoagulant (NOAC), according to results of the ENSURE-AF trial. [More]
New oral anticoagulants offer same stroke prevention, but cause less intracranial bleeding than warfarin

New oral anticoagulants offer same stroke prevention, but cause less intracranial bleeding than warfarin

The new oral anticoagulants provide the same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less intracranial bleeding, reports an observational study in more than 43 000 patients presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr Laila Staerk, a research fellow at Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital, Denmark. [More]
First ESC Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation published online

First ESC Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation published online

The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) are published online today in European Heart Journal and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and on the ESC Website. [More]
Commonly-used stroke prevention drug may not control blood clotting over long term

Commonly-used stroke prevention drug may not control blood clotting over long term

Warfarin prescribed to prevent strokes in atrial fibrillation may not adequately control blood clotting over the long-term, even when patients have been historically stable on the drug, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. [More]
New framework may help health professionals better understand, manage complexities of obesity

New framework may help health professionals better understand, manage complexities of obesity

Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems, claim two of the world's leading nutritional scientists in their newest research. [More]
New liquid mineral complex from Mineral Biosciences can protect muscles against sugar damage

New liquid mineral complex from Mineral Biosciences can protect muscles against sugar damage

The human body has more than 600 muscles, which enable it to breathe, pump blood, move freely, lift things, and lead an active lifestyle. [More]
UK Export Award winner BBI Solutions to attend 2016 AACC

UK Export Award winner BBI Solutions to attend 2016 AACC

BBI Solutions, recent winners of the Made in the UK Export Award, will be attending the AACC Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia next month. [More]
VALIDATE D-Dimer kit from LGC Maine Standards receives US FDA approval for use on hemostasis test systems

VALIDATE D-Dimer kit from LGC Maine Standards receives US FDA approval for use on hemostasis test systems

LGC Maine Standards is pleased to announce our VALIDATE D-Dimer calibration verification / linearity test kit has received US FDA 510(k) clearance for use on Instrument Laboratory ACL TOP hemostasis test systems. [More]
Study finds link between vitamin D levels and risk of cognitive decline in Chinese elderly

Study finds link between vitamin D levels and risk of cognitive decline in Chinese elderly

This study asks similar questions of vitamin D levels and cognition in the Chinese elderly. It is the first large-scale prospective study in Asia to study the association between vitamin D status and risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly. [More]
Researchers discover pathway linking oxidative stress and cysteine in Huntington's disease

Researchers discover pathway linking oxidative stress and cysteine in Huntington's disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's disease. [More]
Study finds older adults who sustain wrist fractures more likely to have poor balance

Study finds older adults who sustain wrist fractures more likely to have poor balance

Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study appearing in the July 20, 2016 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. [More]
New SACN guidelines recommend daily 10 micrograms intake of Vitamin D

New SACN guidelines recommend daily 10 micrograms intake of Vitamin D

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published a report advising that anybody aged over one year should have a vitamin D intake of 10 micrograms a day throughout the year. [More]
Anthropologists find new record of vitamin D deficiency in people who lived hundreds of years ago

Anthropologists find new record of vitamin D deficiency in people who lived hundreds of years ago

Researchers at McMaster University have found a rich new record of vitamin D deficiency, one that resides in the teeth of every person and remains viable for hundreds of years or more. [More]
BetterYou’s DLux oral vitamin D spray can help effectively manage vitamin D levels

BetterYou’s DLux oral vitamin D spray can help effectively manage vitamin D levels

The UK launch of social phenomenon Pokémon Go has been met with praise by health pioneers BetterYou, who are pleased to see that the smart phone app is encouraging players to venture outdoors from their otherwise sedentary lifestyles and enhancing their chances of boosting their vitamin D levels. [More]
Moderate caloric restriction in healthy non-obese individuals reduces chronic inflammation

Moderate caloric restriction in healthy non-obese individuals reduces chronic inflammation

Eating less may help us lead longer, healthier lives, according to the new results from a large, multicenter study, led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. [More]
Watching TV for long hours during childhood linked to lower bone mineral content

Watching TV for long hours during childhood linked to lower bone mineral content

Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study. [More]
Multivitamins for pregnancy - helpful or harmful?

Multivitamins for pregnancy - helpful or harmful?

Multivitamins for women before, during and after pregnancy – are they helpful or harmful? This is the question posed by new research from Griffith University which aims to dispel the myths around vitamin use and educate reproductive aged women about their dietary needs. [More]
New study identifies vitamin D deficiency among many Malaysian children with epilepsy

New study identifies vitamin D deficiency among many Malaysian children with epilepsy

Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs is a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency in children with epilepsy. [More]
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