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Research Project: Nutrient Metabolism and Musculoskeletal Health in Older Adults

Location: Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging

Title: Vitamin K

item BOOTH, SARAH - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University
item DBEOSE-BOYD, RUSSELL - University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
item SHEARER, MARTIN - Retired Non ARS Employee

Submitted to: Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2022
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The term vitamin K is used as a generic descriptor of 2-methyl-1,4- naphthoquinone and all derivatives of this compound that exhibit an antihemorrhagic activity in animals fed a vitamin K-deficient diet. This book chapter reviews the sources and utilization of vitamin K and its biochemical roles. There is also a discussion of the consequences of low intakes of vitamin K across the lifecycle, spanning from vitamin K-deficiency bleeding in early infancy through to chronic diseases associated with low vitamin K status in older adults.