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UK: Brussels sprouts 'overdose' hospitalised man at Christmas, report reveals
BBC News ^ | 12/20/12 | BBC

Posted on 12/22/2012 7:30:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge

A man from Ayrshire had to be hospitalised after eating too many Brussels sprouts last Christmas, it has emerged.

The traditional Christmas vegetable contain lots of vitamin K which promotes blood clotting.

However, this counteracted the effect of anticoagulants the man was taking because he had a mechanical heart.

Doctors at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank eventually realised too many sprouts were to blame.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: brusselssprouts; overdose; scotland
Consultant cardiologist Dr Roy Gardner said: "Patients who are taking anticoagulants are generally advised not to eat too many green leafy vegetables, as they are full of vitamin K, which antagonise the action of this vital medication."

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Be careful mixing your green leafys and meds and you'll do just fine. I like 'em with lots of butter. Bon appetit!

1 posted on 12/22/2012 7:30:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I like em too.


2 posted on 12/22/2012 7:32:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I like brussel sprouts, turnip, and licorice — and my wife hates all three. I believe at least some of these things are preferred/not preferred based on a genetic marker of some sort.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 7:36:00 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Method of preparation has a lot to do with how palatable the item is.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 7:48:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Method of preparation has a lot to do with how palatable the item is.

When in doubt, add butter. It makes most everything better.

5 posted on 12/22/2012 7:52:45 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

Buttered kale is still bletch as far as I am concerned.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 7:54:14 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Plenty of salt and pepper on that buttered kale—and you can hardly resist it.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 7:56:35 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

OH, triple bletch.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 8:12:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Butter, olive oil, and garlic. Doesn’t get any better.


9 posted on 12/22/2012 8:14:12 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: NormsRevenge
every person on coumadin is lectured constantly about not taking in too many green veggies, among other foods....

this guy has a mechanical heart which cost the state hundreds of thousands and now he deliberately does the one thing he was told not too....

he should pay his own bill....

10 posted on 12/22/2012 8:14:29 PM PST by cherry
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To: deweyfrank

If you must, I’d rather nutmeg, cream, and onions.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 8:18:24 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: cherry

It ought to be possible in principle to monitor vitamin K levels and to titrate vitamin K antagonists to them.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 8:20:17 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: 9YearLurker

Salt and a drizzle of apple cider vinegar for me. And if it accompanies a dish of navy beans with some cornbread, I’m a happy camper.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 8:33:31 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: ClearCase_guy

I am cautioned to not eat natural licorice because of the B.P. meds I take. Until I read that warning, I wasn’t even aware that there was an unnatural licorice.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 10:40:48 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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I wasn’t even aware that there was an unnatural licorice.

That Aussie licorice is the real thing.

15 posted on 12/22/2012 10:48:51 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: fattigermaster

That’s a healthy indulgence!

I like vinegar on spinach.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 2:46:00 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

try red pepper flake.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 3:13:38 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Red pepper flake on vinegar on kale. What else can we add, a little tobasco maybe?


18 posted on 12/23/2012 3:16:38 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: NormsRevenge

IMO 1 Brussels sprout is too many.
I like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli. Sprouts? NO.

As far as Warfarin ,aka Coumidin, it’s a matter of being consistent.
I’m on Warfarin for a mechanical valve, love and eat lots of spinach.
But I’m consistent and the Warfarin dose is tailored to my eating habits.
Check my Pro-time monthly and it’s rarely out of range.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 4:51:57 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: NormsRevenge

My dog loves Brussels sprouts.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 5:09:48 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: 9YearLurker

chicken stock, onion, and navy beans or cow peas!


21 posted on 12/23/2012 6:22:35 PM PST by Rodamala
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