Identification of dietary and biological factors influencing vitamin K metabolism

Harshman, Stephanie G.


  • Abstract: Vitamin K is an essential vitamin required for multiple physiological functions. There are two known forms of vitamin K: (1) phylloquinone, the predominant dietary source found in green leafy vegetables and vegetable oils; and (2) menaquinones, which vary in length and saturation of the side chain and are found in animal byproducts and fermented foods. Of the menaquinones, menaquinone-4 ... read more
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