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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.
Novel method promises to reduce production costs for potent form of vitamin K

Novel method promises to reduce production costs for potent form of vitamin K

Recurrence risk of VTE appears similar for patients with cancer and those with unprovoked VTE

Recurrence risk of VTE appears similar for patients with cancer and those with unprovoked VTE

Study investigates impact of osteoporosis on risk of developing dementia

Study investigates impact of osteoporosis on risk of developing dementia

Research finds link between increased vitamin K2 levels and reduced fracture rates in children

Research finds link between increased vitamin K2 levels and reduced fracture rates in children

Delta Dental promotes healthy smiles across Wisconsin through nutrition

Delta Dental promotes healthy smiles across Wisconsin through nutrition

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