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aUSA Adequate Intake (not RDA). bFAO/WHO Recommended Safe Intake. cUK Safe Intake. F, female; M, male.

bacteria. Infants are born with a limited ability to synthesize vitamin K from this source, and hemor-rhagic disease of the newborn, due to vitamin K deficiency, has a prevalence of 1 in 200-400 live births in Western countries. A single intravenous or intramuscular injection of vitamin K or an oral dose is usually offered to all neonates in many countries.

See also: Amino Acids: Chemistry and Classification. Breast Feeding. Calcium. Carbohydrates: Requirements and Dietary Importance. Children: Nutritional Problems. Copper. Dietary Fiber: Physiological Effects and Effects on Absorption. Infants: Nutritional Requirements. Iodine: Physiology, Dietary Sources and Requirements. Iron. Magnesium. Phosphorus. Potassium. Protein: Requirements and Role in Diet. Sodium: Physiology. United Nations Children's Fund. Vitamin A: Biochemistry and Physiological Role; Deficiency and Interventions.

Vitamin B6. Vitamin D: Rickets and Osteomalacia. Vitamin E: Metabolism and Requirements; Physiology and Health Effects. Vitamin K.

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