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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.
Supplements provide no additional health benefits, conclude researchers

Supplements provide no additional health benefits, conclude researchers

Research identifies first case of a person without vitamin D binding protein

Research identifies first case of a person without vitamin D binding protein

Plant-based whole food diet can reduce gingivitis, shows study

Plant-based whole food diet can reduce gingivitis, shows study

Innovative micronutrient-rich food developed for elderly people with swallowing difficulties

Innovative micronutrient-rich food developed for elderly people with swallowing difficulties

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Gut microbiota can help predict occurrence of colorectal cancer

Gut microbiota can help predict occurrence of colorectal cancer

Marijuana use during pregnancy may increase psychosis risk in offspring

Marijuana use during pregnancy may increase psychosis risk in offspring

Vitamin C can reduce the length of ICU stay

Vitamin C can reduce the length of ICU stay

Inherited form of rickets improves more with new injectable medicine than conventional therapy

Inherited form of rickets improves more with new injectable medicine than conventional therapy

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

Combination of two topical creams can prevent cancer

Combination of two topical creams can prevent cancer

Air Force develops genetic test to predict mental performance

Air Force develops genetic test to predict mental performance

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time

Experts react to Kellogg’s claims about removal of key vitamins, minerals from popular Mexican cereals

Experts react to Kellogg’s claims about removal of key vitamins, minerals from popular Mexican cereals

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Scientists develop GC-MS vitamin D test that costs as little as $0.70

Scientists develop GC-MS vitamin D test that costs as little as $0.70

Vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children, finds study

Vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children, finds study

Anti-vaccination activists are misusing new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes

Anti-vaccination activists are misusing new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression