Latest vitamin K Stories
By On Nutrition/Helayne Waldman IN THE PAST 20 years, Americans have been gulping down milk and calcium pills like never before, yet the rate of osteoporosis, a disabling bone disease, has been rising.
By Anonymous Vitamin D deficiency in children increases their risk of serious health problems later in life, including decreased bone density and type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes, which is why all pregnant and breastfeeding women should take a prenatal vitamin containing vitamin D.
Dr. Hugh Butt, whose studies of coagulation showed Vitamin K could help stop internal bleeding, has died in Rochester, Minn. He was 98. Butt's Aug.
Having too little vitamin D in the body might raise the risk of premature death, a study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows.
By Mary Brophy Marcus Low levels of vitamin D may raise a person's risk of premature death, a study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows.
By Lydia Gehring A special request came to me last week. A friend asked for a list of Vitamin K foods. Without giving me any other information she said that it was important to know more about Vitamin K.
By Napoli, Maryann The importance of vitamin D was featured recently in two medical journals. Archives of Internal Medicine published a study that found low blood levels of vitamin D to be independently associated with a higher death rate, especially from cardiovascular disease.
Recommendations vary on how much vitamin D is enough but 800 to 1,000 international units is likely to benefit most adults, a U.S. newsletter says.
By Mary Brophy Marcus Testing for vitamin D levels, once uncommon, has skyrocketed as medical studies raise awareness about vitamin D deficiencies, according to three of the USA's largest medical diagnostic labs.
Women with low vitamin D levels during pregnancy may wind up with children with more cavities, Canadian researchers warn. Researchers at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and Victoria say enamel defects are a risk factor for early tooth decay in children.
Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...
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