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Vitamin K: Vitamin K is actually a group of fat soluble vitamins that are vital for normal blood clotting and healthy bones and kidneys. Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin produced in the gastrointestinal tract and is available in supplements and in leafy green vegetable, green plant oils, and some dairy products.
Adequate amounts of Vitamin K are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
Adequate amounts of Vitamin K are claimed to be potentially preventative for:
Excessive intake of Vitamin K may involve the following risks:
Vitamin K: An analogue of the napthoquinone vitamin K found in plants. The vitamins K are essential for blood coagulation as it is necessary for the hepatic synthesis of the coagulation factors II, VII, IX, and X; deficiency results in a bleeding diathesis. These vitamins are lipo-soluble; absorption via intestinal lymphatics requires the presence of bile salts. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database
Vitamin K : group of lipoid thrombogenic agents based on the bicyclic naphthoquinone ring system; act by inducing prothrombin transcription in liver.
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