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Vitamin K in Health and Disease


ISBN10: 084933392X
ISBN13: 9780849333927

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $199.95
Pages: 300
Publish date: mayo 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.

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