Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is an essential micronutrient required in DNA synthesis and red blood cell maturation, among other metabolic functions. Its deficiency leads to a spectrum of disease. It is important to trace its absorption in order to understand how a person can become deficient.
Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, has many diverse functions in the human body. For this reason, its deficiency produces a spectrum of clinical manifestations. About 15 percent of adults above 65 years have subclinical deficiency, probably contributed to by the use of H2-receptor blockers for hyperacidity treatment, since these also reduce cobalamine levels.

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COVID-19 may affect a group of biochemical reactions called one-carbon metabolism

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Whole senome sequencing can effectively secure a diagnosis for people with rare diseases

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Commonly prescribed medications can make the flu virus more or less active

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Study suggests vitamin B12 as a SARS-CoV-2 antiviral

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