Vitamin B12

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New vitamin B12 guidance for UK doctors

By Nikki Hancocks

General Practitioners (GPs) in the UK are advised to offer patients a blood test for vitamin B12 deficiency if they see one symptom and one risk factor, in new guidance currently under consultation.

Danger of B12 deficiency among vegans, warn researchers

Danger of B12 deficiency among vegans, warn researchers

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

Researchers are warning of a potential vitamin B12 deficiency among vegans and vegetarians at a time when people are embracing plant-based diets for January, known as ‘Veganuary’.

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Supplements linked with increased breast cancer recurrence

By Nikki Hancocks

Breast cancer patients who take antioxidant supplements, as well as iron, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, during chemotherapy may be at increased risk of disease recurrence and death, according to researchers from SWOG Cancer Research Network....

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Deficiency of vitamin B12 a concern among elderly

By Adi Menayang

Lack of vitamin B12 among the elderly has been linked with serious health conditions, and researchers in Canada found that vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent in long-term care facilities.

Folate & glaucoma:

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Folate shows eye health benefits in 20 year+ cohort study


Folate, or vitamin B9, has been shown to reduce homocysteine levels that are important in warding off a condition known as exfoliation glaucoma (EG) that can provoke blindness and severe visual impairment, researchers have found.

Vitamin B12 in pregnancy could lead to quieter babies: Study

Vitamin B12 in pregnancy could lead to quieter babies: Study

By Mike Stones

Women who eat steak, rich in vitamin B-12, during the first three months of their pregnancy are up to eight times more likely to have babies who cry less, according to a new study published in the journal Early Human Development.

Calls to boost vitamin B12 RDA

Calls to boost vitamin B12 RDA

By Stephen Daniells

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) levels for vitamin B12 should
be increased by 500 per cent, according to Danish researchers - a
recommendation which, if taken up, could lead to reformulation of
multivitamins that contain small...


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