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Diet to be followed while on warfarin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   hi. my grandmother is taking coumadin (warfarin) to thin her blood
Doctor :  
User :   she wants to know what kind of fats (butter) she can use for her toast/cooking
User :   the diet guidelines she was given (one for keeping vitamin k low and one to keep her triglycerides low) were conflicting
User :   any suggestions?
User :   they told her no olive oils, real butter
Doctor :   diet with low tiiglycerides

User :   ye
User :   yes
Doctor :   triglycerides are the products of the fat
Doctor :  
so avoiding butter do fit in to the low triglyceride diet
Doctor :  
and vit k low diet
User :   ive looked at smart balance and margarine but they dont seem to fir the bill

Doctor :  
this is for the optimum function of the drug warfarin
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