Who should take vitamin K?

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Everyone should have a certain amount of vitamin K in their diet in order to maintain good health. However, a supplement of vitamin K may be most helpful for those with a vitamin K deficiency, excessive bleeding or osteoporosis. A vitamin K deficiency often results from other conditions like cystic fibrosis, severe burns, biliary disease, liver disease, celiac disease, hemodialysis, gallbladder disease and the use of blood-thinners.

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