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  • For Coumadin/Warfarin patients: Vitamin K list

    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...k/wt_rank.html

    A great list of just about every food and some snack foods and their Vitamin K content.

    Site also has sugar and other nutrients lists.

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    Sarah,

    I didn't realize USDA had the Vitamin K info available. I noticed that there's a slightly later revision to that data (SR17 vs. SR16) at the following link

    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...k/wt_rank.html

    fyi, there is a related USDA database that includes tons of nutrient info including calories (kcal), fat, fiber and sodium, etc. There are free (no cost) PC (Windows) and Palm PDA versions of the database software containing the info for download.

    Ever wanted to figure out the number of calories, grams of fat and sodium content of that Cobb salad at your local restuarant? The info for the bacon, the egg and the cheese is in this database, but you have to be able to add the values for the ingredients together for the totals. (The Cobb salad is in the neighborhood of 9 weight-watchers points, if I remember correctly).

    The database software (which doe not include Vitamin K info, unfortunately) is available for download at:

    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...SR17/sr17.html

    Regards,
    Rob
    --Living life on the edge .. of a continent!
    Charter member: Tinman Club

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    • #3
      Thank you very much Sarah. Great List.

      I have been searching the list and I am amazed with the high vitamin k content of some vegetables. Now I am just having a hard work with the dictionary to find out in Portuguese what is the name of those vegetables. Also because I don't often buy vegetables, it seems a hard work finding out what is Kale, Collards, Turnip greens, Beet greens, ... but I will manage!

      Tomorrow I will do an ECG Doppler, I am curious to know what will be the results (left atrium diameter, mitral valve regurgitation...)

      Fausto

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      • #4
        Hi Fausto,

        If you need a simple article (in Portuguese) with foods rich in K vitamin, maybe this link can help: http://www.drashirleydecampos.com.br...0antioxidantes

        I use here a Guide to Patients using Oral Anticoagulation. It's more complete but I couldn't find it in an electronic format to send you. Anyway, the food's table is very similar to the above link. A handheld INR checker is very useful for people using long term anticoagulation therapy. But here in Brazil it's expensive (about USD$2500).

        I hope you get better results (or stable numbers at least) in the mentioned parameters. Regarding atrial diameter, you should consider that a-fib enlarge it fast. Mine increased from 47mm to 54mm (using the same echocardiogram machine and with the same technician) only after 2 months in a-fib. But my doctor told me it's reversible if you can return to SNR and that it becomes stable if a-fib can't be reversed.

        Please post your results.

        William.

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        • #5
          Thank you very much William! The vitamin k list written in Portuguese is great.

          I have done the ECG, but the report will be given tomorrow. From the conversation with the technician, it seems stable: average gradient 20mmhg, max gradient 40mmhg, left atrium diameter about 60 (slightly less than 4 months ago: 64mm, but it was a different person in the same machine). The mitral valve is moderately insufficient.

          I will meet my doctor next week in Lisbon, but with this values I don't think we will mention surgery. Anyhow I will send full details next Tuesday after meeting the doctor, since I will be out the next days without access to the net.

          Bye Fausto

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          • #6
            That is extremely helpful; thanks for posting it.

            Since green tea has a high Vitamin K content, I have wondered about the content of white tea. Anyone have any idea?
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            • #7
              White tea is just black tea that hasn't been oxidized (just dried) and green tea is black tea that has been oxidized for a short while. Black tea has been oxidized a long time, which is what enhances the flavor and the caffiene.

              When I look up black tea, it doesn't have any vitamin K content and green tea does, although most of the actual vitamin K doesn't transfer from the leaves to the water when brewed.

              I would suspect that white tea had high vitamin K as well since it is less oxidized than green tea.

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