Dietary vitamin K intake and anticoagulation in elderly patients

  title={Dietary vitamin K intake and anticoagulation in elderly patients},
  author={L. Rohde and M. C. D. de Assis and E. Rabelo},
  journal={Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care},
  • L. Rohde, M. C. D. de Assis, E. Rabelo
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
  • Purpose of reviewVitamin K is an essential co-factor for the synthesis of several coagulation factors. Oral anticoagulants competitively inhibit enzymes that participate in vitamin K metabolism. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the potential interaction of dietary vitamin K and coagulation stability, particularly in the elderly patient. Recent findingsRecent prospective evidences suggest that dietary vitamin K plays an essential role in anticoagulation stability. Vitamin K intake of… CONTINUE READING
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