Functional Foods (Metabolic Syndrome)

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 0 comments

Nowadays, obesity is a major public health problem, not only in Malaysia, but worldwide. Even more alarming is the increasing numbers of childhood obesity. The presence of obesity is highly associated with metabolic syndrome. When seeing any health care providers, they will focus more and more on macronutrients including carbohydrate, protein and fat intake as dietary management in preventing complications of metabolic syndrome. However, there are some functional foods that have ability to fight against metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia) and cardiovascular disease.

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Warfarin and Vitamin K

Friday, 20 March 2015 0 comments

Warfarin is a small anticoagulant drug that is used to reduce the formation of blood clots. Most commonly, it is vitally used to prevent heart attacks, strokes or any blood clots in arteries or veins. Warfarin is a vitamin K antagonist. It inhibits the actions of clotting factors II, VII, IX and X in blood. This causes depletion of vitamin K functions and slows down the rate of blood clotting. 
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