Spinach, Eggs and Gouda Cheese to Combat COVID?

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • COVID-19, which may cause blood clotting degradation of elastic fibers in your lungs, may be positively influenced by vitamin K, known for its role in blood clotting
  • Both thromboembolism, which occurs when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel, and coagulopathy, which is a condition in which your blood’s ability to form clots is impaired, are prevalent in severe COVID-19 cases and are linked to decreased survival rates from the disease
  • Vitamin K plays a role in coagulation, leading researchers to suggest that vitamin K levels may be low in people with severe COVID-19
  • The study found COVID-19 patients with unfavorable outcomes had significantly higher levels of dp-ucMGP, indicating low vitamin K, compared to those with less severe disease
  • COVID-19 patients were also significantly more likely to have low vitamin K levels compared to patients without the disease

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