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What does vitamin k prevent?

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Dr. Benjamin Kalm
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Bleeding: Vitamin k is a cofactor in humans' ability to clot. When we don't have enough we have the potential to have severe bleeding. That is why brand new babies receive a dose of vitamin k. Humans get most of their vitamin k from bacteria in their intestines although it also comes from some foods.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is vitamin k?

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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Specializes in Family Medicine
An essential vitamin: Vitamin k is essential for our blood to form clots and stop us from bleeding. It may also be involved in bone health. Vitamin k is in kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, green leaf lettuce, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. The bacteria in your intestinal tract make some vitamin k also.

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