Recommended dietary intakes (RDI) of vitamin K in humans.

  title={Recommended dietary intakes (RDI) of vitamin K in humans.},
  author={James A. Olson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={45 4},
  • James A. Olson
  • Published 1987 in The American journal of clinical nutrition
Vitamin K is essential for the formation of at least three proteins involved in blood clotting as well as of other proteins found in plasma, bone, and kidney. Vitamin K deficiency, however, primarily affects the blood clotting process. Vitamin K is provided both from the diet and from endogenous bacterial synthesis, presumably in roughly equal measure. Because intakes of 0.4 micrograms X kg-1 X d-1 (0.89 nmol X kg-1 X d-1) and probably lower intakes maintain normal clotting activities in… CONTINUE READING

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