EFSA has attempted to derive dietary reference values (DRVs) for vitamin K (considered to comprise phylloquinone and menaquinones). For different subsets of the European population, the Panel considered dietary sources of vitamin K, its absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, and its biochemical function. The health consequences of deficiency and excess were also assessed. EFSA concluded that DRVs for vitamin K could not be derived for adults, infants or children. However, an adequate intake (AI) of 1 mg phylloquinone/kg bw/day was calculated for all population groups.

European Food Safety Authority (2017). Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA).

Scientific opinion on dietary reference values for vitamin K.



The above items were taken from the July 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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