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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.
Simple changes to diet could help reduce osteoarthritis symptoms

Simple changes to diet could help reduce osteoarthritis symptoms

Anticoagulant drugs found safe to use in patients undergoing surgery for irregular heartbeat

Anticoagulant drugs found safe to use in patients undergoing surgery for irregular heartbeat

Sublingual supplements better than capsules, says Victoria Health pharmacist

Sublingual supplements better than capsules, says Victoria Health pharmacist

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study

Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study

Top nutrients needed to boost mood and energy levels on Blue Monday

Top nutrients needed to boost mood and energy levels on Blue Monday

Global study on stroke prevention in high-risk AF patients

Global study on stroke prevention in high-risk AF patients

Lack of sunlight may be to blame for winter weight gain

Lack of sunlight may be to blame for winter weight gain

CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease

CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease

University of Montana researchers make discovery on unusual gene evolution in bacteria

University of Montana researchers make discovery on unusual gene evolution in bacteria

Study suggests vitamin C enhances tuberculosis drugs effectiveness

Study suggests vitamin C enhances tuberculosis drugs effectiveness

Adequate intake of choline during pregnancy could provide cognitive benefits for offspring

Adequate intake of choline during pregnancy could provide cognitive benefits for offspring

Study highlights link between vitamin K insufficiency and cardiovascular mortality

Study highlights link between vitamin K insufficiency and cardiovascular mortality

Using vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy may be linked to lower risk for ASD in children

Using vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy may be linked to lower risk for ASD in children

Arterial stiffness improves with high doses of vitamin D supplementation, study finds

Arterial stiffness improves with high doses of vitamin D supplementation, study finds

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not protect older adults against hip fractures

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not protect older adults against hip fractures

Folic acid supplementation during late pregnancy may increase risk of allergies in offspring

Folic acid supplementation during late pregnancy may increase risk of allergies in offspring

Children in Middle Eastern countries vulnerable to low vitamin D levels

Children in Middle Eastern countries vulnerable to low vitamin D levels

One in two older adults has suboptimal vitamin D levels, study finds

One in two older adults has suboptimal vitamin D levels, study finds

Research uncovers mechanism implicated in defective function of tumor-associated dendritic cells

Research uncovers mechanism implicated in defective function of tumor-associated dendritic cells