Vitamin B12

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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What to do if your home health care agency ditches you

What to do if your home health care agency ditches you

Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, review confirms

Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, review confirms

Vegans at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency finds study

Vegans at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency finds study

New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity

New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity

Study finds vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnancy may induce obesity

Study finds vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnancy may induce obesity

Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery

Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery

Stroke risk higher but heart disease lower in vegetarians

Stroke risk higher but heart disease lower in vegetarians

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

Study: Lower levels of specific dietary vitamins and antioxidants associated with frailty

Study: Lower levels of specific dietary vitamins and antioxidants associated with frailty

Check with your doctor before putting your child on a vegan diet, say experts

Check with your doctor before putting your child on a vegan diet, say experts

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Supplements claiming to boost brain health are 'too good to be true', warn experts

Supplements claiming to boost brain health are 'too good to be true', warn experts

Study: Micronutrient deficiencies are common in adults at the time of celiac disease diagnosis

Study: Micronutrient deficiencies are common in adults at the time of celiac disease diagnosis

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Study of MS patients shows 18% were given wrong diagnoses

Study of MS patients shows 18% were given wrong diagnoses

Innovative micronutrient-rich food developed for elderly people with swallowing difficulties

Innovative micronutrient-rich food developed for elderly people with swallowing difficulties

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

USC researchers use AI to identify blood-based markers of Alzheimer's disease

USC researchers use AI to identify blood-based markers of Alzheimer's disease

B-group vitamins may be beneficial for people with first episode psychosis

B-group vitamins may be beneficial for people with first episode psychosis