Vitamin K

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.
What is Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is a group of fat-soluble vitamins required for the synthesis of proteins needed for blood coagulation and for calcium binding in bones and other tissues.

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Anticoagulants to prevent strokes do not provide adequate protection for hemodialysis patients

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Women born with heart defects can safely become pregnant and give birth to healthy babies

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CHEST releases new clinical guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism

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Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

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Study shows a protective association between anticoagulants and COVID-19

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Series of reviews discuss key issues in chronic kidney disease and bone disorders

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New project seeks to adapt marine bioproducts into tasty vegan food ideas

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Dried plum diet prevents spinal cord injury‐related bone loss

High levels of blood clotting factor V in severe COVID‐19 associated with worse outcomes

High levels of blood clotting factor V in severe COVID‐19 associated with worse outcomes

ESC and EACTS develop guidelines for diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation

ESC and EACTS develop guidelines for diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation

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Broccoli and Brussels could be beneficial in preventing advanced blood vessel disease

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Study shows least favorite vegetables can prevent advanced blood vessel disease

New vitamin K-based drug eliminates medication-resistant epileptic seizures in mice

New vitamin K-based drug eliminates medication-resistant epileptic seizures in mice

Vitamin K may offer protective health benefits as we age, study suggests

Vitamin K may offer protective health benefits as we age, study suggests

AHA calls for specialized care for pregnant women with cardiovascular conditions

AHA calls for specialized care for pregnant women with cardiovascular conditions

Secondary analysis reinforces safety of blood thinner

Secondary analysis reinforces safety of blood thinner

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Edoxaban-based dual therapy noninferior to standard treatment in atrial fibrillation post-stenting

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Why cilantro (coriander) is good for your health