Vitamin K in Health and DiseaseAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: May 2008
Covers the latest nutritional, metabolic, and medical aspects of Vitamin K Presents dietary requirements for both animals and humans Addresses the role of Vitamin K in treating hemorrhagic disease in newborns Discusses both Vitamin K-dependent plasma proteins and non-plasma Vitamin-K dependent proteins Studied since the 1930s, Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin available from vegetable and animal sources. Vitamin K in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive summary of the latest scientific evidence regarding Vitamin K's health-promoting activities. This book offers complete coverage of the chemistry of Vitamin K, deficiency signs and nutritional assessment, metabolism and biochemistry, and pharmacology. It presents up-to-date scientific studies on the nutritional, metabolic, and medical aspects along with an overview of the history of Vitamin K research. This text also reviews current dietary requirements and discusses both plasma and non-plasma Vitamin K-dependent proteins.