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May 26, 2003 | Elena Conis
Vitamin K, an important factor in blood clotting, was named for the German word for clotting, koagulation, when the vitamin was discovered in the 1930s. This essential vitamin is found in many foods, including leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, eggs, milk, butter, meat and some cheeses. Some vitamin K is also produced in the body by natural bacteria in the intestines.
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HEALTH
May 26, 2003 | Elena Conis
Vitamin K, an important factor in blood clotting, was named for the German word for clotting, koagulation, when the vitamin was discovered in the 1930s. This essential vitamin is found in many foods, including leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, eggs, milk, butter, meat and some cheeses. Some vitamin K is also produced in the body by natural bacteria in the intestines.
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HEALTH
September 2, 2002 | AMANDA URSELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is not just calcium-rich milk and dairy foods that count in the fight against osteoporosis, new research shows. Vegetable oils, liver, cauliflower and cabbage are also a vital part of a sound nutritional battle plan. These foods are rich in vitamin K, a seldom-mentioned vitamin that scientists say aids in building strong bones and that may help protect against the threat of osteoporosis.
HEALTH
September 2, 2002 | AMANDA URSELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is not just calcium-rich milk and dairy foods that count in the fight against osteoporosis, new research shows. Vegetable oils, liver, cauliflower and cabbage are also a vital part of a sound nutritional battle plan. These foods are rich in vitamin K, a seldom-mentioned vitamin that scientists say aids in building strong bones and that may help protect against the threat of osteoporosis.
NEWS
October 24, 1989 | TONI TIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Research Council today will release the first revision in nearly a decade of its nutritional guidelines, the Recommended Dietary Allowances, adding two new nutrients and encouraging smokers to get more vitamin C. The 10th edition of the guideposts for nutritional adequacy, which lists suggested intakes of 11 vitamins and 7 minerals, also urges a greater consumption of calcium-rich foods during the growing years when bone development is at its peak.
HEALTH
November 15, 1999 | SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR, Dr. Sheldon Margen is a professor of public health at UC Berkeley; Dale A. Ogar is managing editor of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter
Several readers wrote to us recently with questions about vitamin K. It seems that most people pay little or no attention to this unusual vitamin until they start taking anticoagulant drugs to prevent blood clots. Then, if their doctors are on top of things, they will be advised to cut down on their vitamin K intake. At this point, most folks say, "Vitamin what?"
SPORTS
October 26, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Edward Adelbert Doisy, a biochemist who shared the Nobel Prize in medicine for isolating Vitamin K, has died at age 92. Doisy died Thursday at University Hospital of heart disease. He was working at St. Louis University in 1938 when he and Danish researcher Henrick Dam isolated Vitamin K, which stimulates the production of prothrombin as a major element in blood clotting.
HEALTH
June 16, 2003
Wheat grass has long been planted in pastures for livestock. In recent years, wheat grass juice and powder -- made from the young sprout stage of full-grown wheat -- have become popular ingredients in health food drinks. Wheat grass contains numerous vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc.
NEWS
February 8, 2005
Regarding "Poisons Claim Two L.A. Area Cougars" [Feb. 1]: A review of the literature reveals that these two dead cougars are not the exception: There are a significant number of wildlife deaths due to vitamin K-inhibiting rodenticides. Let's remove poisons from the hands of the inexperienced; our wildlife has enough problems. Jay Litvak Costa Mesa I'm curious whether wildlife officials consider the animals' deaths the accidental result of the lions eating prey that ingested rodenticides, or whether humans setting out poison-packed snacks might have been a factor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Donald W. MacCorquodale, a biochemist who was on a research team that shared the 1943 Nobel Prize in Medicine for work on the isolation and synthesis of Vitamin K, has died at age 87. MacCorquodale, who died Feb. 5 at his home in Winnetka, headed biochemical research at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago from 1942 to 1963, where he was involved in the early cultivation of penicillin. He was a researcher at St. Louis University School of Medicine under Edward A.
HEALTH
November 15, 1999 | SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR, Dr. Sheldon Margen is a professor of public health at UC Berkeley; Dale A. Ogar is managing editor of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter
Several readers wrote to us recently with questions about vitamin K. It seems that most people pay little or no attention to this unusual vitamin until they start taking anticoagulant drugs to prevent blood clots. Then, if their doctors are on top of things, they will be advised to cut down on their vitamin K intake. At this point, most folks say, "Vitamin what?"
NEWS
October 24, 1989 | TONI TIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Research Council today will release the first revision in nearly a decade of its nutritional guidelines, the Recommended Dietary Allowances, adding two new nutrients and encouraging smokers to get more vitamin C. The 10th edition of the guideposts for nutritional adequacy, which lists suggested intakes of 11 vitamins and 7 minerals, also urges a greater consumption of calcium-rich foods during the growing years when bone development is at its peak.
SPORTS
October 26, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Edward Adelbert Doisy, a biochemist who shared the Nobel Prize in medicine for isolating Vitamin K, has died at age 92. Doisy died Thursday at University Hospital of heart disease. He was working at St. Louis University in 1938 when he and Danish researcher Henrick Dam isolated Vitamin K, which stimulates the production of prothrombin as a major element in blood clotting.
NEWS
January 24, 1995 | KATHLEEN O. RYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ever found a mysterious black-and-blue mark on your body and wondered how it gotthere? Whether the result of major trauma or an inadvertent bump, bruising is one way to assess damage to tissue. The factors involved in what makes a bruise and how it heals are fairly simple. In an effort to get to the bottom of bruising, we went to three specialists who deal in bruises: Dr. Philomena McAndrew, a Los Angeles hematologist; Dr. William Shankwiler, a Pasadena orthopedic surgeon, and Dr.
NEWS
November 21, 1993 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
That spinach salad, a great source of vitamins, wasn't met with much gusto by your little eater? Here are some vegetable options: Vitamin A. Good vision; healthy skin, teeth and bones. Romaine lettuce, asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, carrots. Vitamin B family. Healthy nervous system and digestive system; development of red blood cells. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Spinach, asparagus, salad greens. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). Cauliflower, sweet potatoes, broccoli.
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